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.
"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.