Court: Texas Can Stop Funding Planned Parenthood
Texas officials say they will cut state funding for Planned Parenthood, now that a federal appeals court has ruled in the state’s favor, in a challenge over a new law that prohibits giving state money to women’s health clinics that are affiliated with abortion providers.
The Houston Chronicle reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has reversed a lower court’s temporary injunction that allowed Planned Parenthood funding to continue pending an October trial on the organization’s challenge to the state law.
The appeals court’s decision means Texas is now free to impose the ban and stop the funding.
The ruling is the latest in the ongoing fight that has pitted Texas against the federal government. Planned Parenthood is expected to appeal to the U.S Supreme Court, which means this issue is far from settled.