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Louisiana can't yank Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funds yet

BATON ROUGE, La. Louisiana's plan to yank Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts Wednesday was put on hold until Sept. 15 as a federal judge questioned the state's reasons for terminating them. Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, vowed to take away the group's public funding after the organization was accused in a video campaign that purported to show its doctors discussing harvesting fetal tissue for research. Louisiana said it would rip up the contracts, sharply limiting Planned Parenthood's ability to treat thousands of poor women at its clinics in New Orleans and in Baton Rouge, where almost 75 percent of patients are enrolled in Medicaid....