A federal judge ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state's governor, Asa Hutchinson, announced last month he was terminating the contract.
Planned Parenthood said the cancellation of the contract—which took effect on Sunday— affected Medicaid patients schedules to visit its health centers.
According to the state, Planned Parenthood received more that $51,000 in Medicaid payments in Arkansas over the past fiscal year for family planning and gynecological services—not abortions.
The cancellation came after concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group that showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing selling fetal tissue from abortions for profit. Planned Parenthood has said these videos were "highly edited."
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