DOJ disagrees with Jindal’s cuts to Planned Parenthood

DOJ-disagrees-with-Jindals-cuts-to-Planned-Parenthood The U.S. Department of Justice said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s cancellation of a contract with Planned Parenthood violates the Medicare Act.

A brief, filed late Monday in federal court in Louisiana on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is supportive of Planned Parenthood, a non-profit reproductive health and child services agency and a target of Republican legislators and governors, including Jindal, an aspirant for the Republican presidential nomination. A series of undercover videos, released in recent weeks, suggests the organization actively seeks fetal tissue to sell; it has denied the allegations, noting any payment is compensation for expenses and not profit.