Didn’t Plan On This: Planned Parenthood Gets Raided

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AUSTIN, Texas --Just days after Texas Republicans voted to cut Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program, several Planned Parenthood locations across the state were raided on Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.

"They have asked for administrative records including, as I mentioned, home addresses of employees we are going to comply to the extent that we can while ensuring the confidentiality of everyone involved," said Kelly Hart of Planned Parenthood.

No word yet on what the Inspector General's office is looking for by raiding facilities in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.

But Planned Parenthood has stood its ground, denying any wrong doing and discrediting incriminating videos that were secretly recorded back in July .

The videos claim the organization profited off of womens' aborted fetal tissue.

"It is greatly reported that Governor Abbott wants to make safe abortion illegal and end Texas women's access to preventive healthcare at Planned Parenthood. And now Texas Medicaid patients are being targeted to lose access to their trusted provider, Planned Parenthood," Hart said.

Planned Parenthood officials say they're still figuring out if they'll pursue legal action against the state.

The organization says the Medicaid cuts will also cut off preventative care, like cervical cancer screenings, STD and HIV checks, and breast care services to those who need it most.

"Today, the people who are potentially going to lose are the 13,000 patients who rely on Planned Parenthood for preventive healthcare services," Hart said.