BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Governor Bobby Jindal announced an appeal seeking to overturn a ruling that struck down the termination of Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts with Louisiana.
Governor Jindal said "The State of Louisiana has the authority to determine which organizations are qualified Medicaid providers. It is clear for multiple reasons that Planned Parenthood is not qualified to do business in our state. We are going to continue fighting to terminate Planned Parenthood's contracts with the state."
The appeal will was filed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The appeal will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.