For the second time, the Roberts Court has let stand an appeals court decision permanently blocking state attempts to strip Planned Parenthood clinics of Medicaid funding.
A new rule designed to restrict access to abortion care for Medicaid recipients won’t go into effect before a trial challenging the constitutionality of the rule takes place.
The new rules would drastically redefine what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of Medicaid coverage.
Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a “medically necessary” abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.