Planned Parenthood: Texas extends clinic subpoena deadline

Planned Parenthood says at least one Texas clinic is getting more time to answer a subpoena from state health investigators that seeks hundreds of pages of staff and patient records.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla said Friday the clinic now has until Oct. 30 to respond to a request for documents going back five years. The original deadline had been 24 hours.

Investigators with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered subpoenas to four Planned Parenthood clinics on Thursday. One of the facilities, in Texas-Mexico border city of Brownsville, does not provide abortions.

The subpoenas arrived days after Texas moved to halt Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. A similar fight is ongoing in Louisiana.

Planned Parenthood has called the subpoenas a political attack and a fishing expedition.
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