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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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In one of several courtroom outbursts Wednesday, Robert Lewis Dear, who is accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, declared his guilt and said he is "a warrior for the babies."

Update at 8:40 p.m. ET: Senate passed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act, with a 52-47 vote.

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Planned Parenthood South Texas

Following an attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, Planned Parenthood South Texas says its continuing operations as usual. 

Jeffrey Hons says he was shocked and sad to watch the news unfold Friday. The President and CEO for Planned Parenthood South Texas says there have been attacks on women’s health facilities and doctors before, but he thinks the shooting in Colorado Springs that killed three and injured others was worse.

Since then, the 8 facilities Hons oversees in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley have continued providing services.