Planned Parenthood sues to retain WIC services in Oklahoma
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - By Tulsa World

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday to stop the State Department of Health from discontinuing the organization's WIC services at the end of the year. In late September, the State Department of Health decided not to renew its WIC contract with Planned Parenthood. The CEO of the Planned Parenthood said then that she thought the decision was politically motivated, which the Department of Health denies. Officials cited the program's relatively high cost per participant and decrease in case loads, as well as faulty billing practices as the reasons for the contract termination. The Women, Infant and Children program provides supplemental nutrition assistance to low-income women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, as well as to children younger than five.


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