TX deals Planned Parenthood another blow

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Texas is implementing its own program to meet the health needs of impoverished women. That comes after yet another court ruling allowing the state to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

In 2011, Texas passed the carefully crafted law to not provide funds to abortion providers, prompting Planned Parenthood to file federal and state court lawsuits to reinstate the money to the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood lost the federal case before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life tells OneNewsNow Planned Parenthood has lost yet another state court decision.

Graham, Elizabeth (TRTL)"A judge in Austin denied Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary injunction for the women's health program," she says, "In 2011, legislators renewed a women's health program that was Medicaid-funded -- and Texas Right to Life successfully added a pro-life rule to keep abortion providers and their affiliates out of the program."

President Obama cancelled federal funds because of the abortion provision, so Texas funded it on its own. In the latest ruling, the judge only denied a temporary order to stop the program and a trial is to be held later. Planned Parenthood is saying it wants the money or no program at all for indigent women.

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