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A new medical study released this week shows the State of Texas’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood has led to a spike in pregnancies in lower-income neighborhoods.   

For the past five years, the Texas Legislature has done everything in its power to defund Planned Parenthood. But it's not so easy to target that organization without hurting family planning clinics around the state generally.

Of the 82 clinics that have closed, only a third were Planned Parenthood.

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When the Harris County District Attorney investigated claims that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was illegally selling organs from aborted fetuses, the DA also investigated the videographers. The DA questioned whether the videographers from the Center for Medical Progress gained access to Planned Parenthood offices through a fake company.

The Harris County District Attorney begin investigating Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast clinics in August at the request of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick following the release of the Center for Medical Progress' secretly shot video.

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Planned Parenthood’s national office files federal racketeering charges against the group responsible for a series of undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue donation.  

Photo by Tamir Kalifa / The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program.

In a notice received by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast late Monday, an official with the Department of State Health Services informed the Houston-based provider that it would not renew its contract for HIV prevention services.

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