As the battle over abortion heats up some states are taking the fight to the pro-abortion lobby.
Now the results could be costly to Planned Parenthood.
And Texas just sued Planned Parenthood to repay millions of dollars for this shocking reason.
For far too long, supposedly Pro-Life politicians have been afraid to take the fight over life to the pro-abortion radicals.
But now that is all changing.
A first of its kind lawsuit
The state of Texas is demanding Planned Parenthood give back millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements.
They are also demanding the nation’s largest abortion mill pay far more in fines as well.
The Lone Star State has filed a first of its kind lawsuit by a state against the radical and publicly funded abortion provider.
And pro-abortion activists and Planned Parenthood officials are beside themselves.
A hearing was set in front of U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk.
Kacsmaryk was the judge who, earlier this year, made a ruling that put access to the most common method of abortion in the U.S. in limbo.
He ruled to invalidate FDA approval of the dangerous chemical abortion pill mifepristone.
Now Judge Kacsmaryk will be potentially ruling in a case that could cost Planned Parenthood millions of dollars.
Trying to get back more than $17 million
In fact, the suit is asking for more than $17 million just in repayments, with other fines on top of that.
The issue in the lawsuit is money Planned Parenthood received from the state for health services before Texas removed the abortion mill from the state’s Medicaid program in 2021.
The suit is an attempt by Texas to recoup at least $17 million in Medicaid payments for those services.
While Planned Parenthood was removed from the Texas Medicaid program in 2021 the state had been trying to oust Planned Parenthood for four years prior to 2021.
The suit is seeking repayment for Planned Parenthood services billed during that time.
Texas brought the lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act.
That act allows fines for every alleged improper payment.
Planned Parenthood says a loss in the case could result in a judgment against them in excess of $1 billion.
There is no word yet when Kacsmaryk will rule on the case.
But there is no question a hit of $1 billion will put Planned Parenthood on the ropes.
The lawsuit was first announced last year by Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Paxton is now temporarily suspended from office pending the results of his impending impeachment trial over accusations of bribery and abuse of office.
Many conservatives in Texas believe the impeachment is just a political attempt to oust the conservative Paxton, and that there is no merit to the charges against him.
Last year in announcing the lawsuit, Paxton said it was “unthinkable that Planned Parenthood would continue to take advantage of funding knowing they were not entitled to keep it.”
Planned Parenthood currently has more than three dozen health clinics in Texas.
So far they have only closed one abortion mill since the Supreme Court ruling last year that allowed Texas to ban most abortions.
Now Pro-Life leaders are eagerly awaiting the judge’s ruling in this lawsuit.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.