- Rohit Chandan
- Planned Parenthood South Texas CEO Jeffrey Hons speaks to media after the state unexpectedly showed up at the San Antonio clinic with a subpoena in hand.
The state is seeking tons of documents and gave Planned Parenthood just 24 hours to compile it all.
Jeffrey Hons, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Texas, said the visit was politically motivated.
The state is seeking numerous documents, including information about Planned Parenthood employees' work history, along with information about relatives. Hons said he has no problem providing “reasonable” documents to OIG, but does not plan on providing this type of personal information.
Planned Parenthood lawyers are requesting an extension of time to provide the documents. Hons said it's a time and labor exhaustive process to produce all the documents the state is looking for.
This isn't the first time Planned Parenthood received an unexpected visit from the state, either. However, the state has never sought personal staff information, Hons said.
Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that all Medicaid funding to the organization would be axed.