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Planned Parenthood Funding to be Cut in Texas

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Planned Parenthood Funding to be Cut in Texas
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A federal appeals court this week lifted an injunction on a Texas law cutting off state funding for Planned Parenthood. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the temporary injunction be lifted before a trial regarding the law proceeds in October.

The law, signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, prohibits the state from funding organizations “linked to” abortion providers. Planned Parenthood clinics provide family planning and female health services to low-income women throughout Texas. The organization states that none of the money it receives from the state of Texas goes to fund abortions.

Now that the injunction has been lifted, the state is free to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, which is the largest care provider in the Texas Women’s Health Program. According to the AP, the program provides women’s healthcare to thousands of low-income women in Texas, but does not provide abortions. The program was mostly funded by the federal government, which provided around 90% of the funding for the program. The new legislation has caused federal officials to cease funding for the program. Perry has stated that the program will be self-funded by the state of Texas.

“Texas will continue providing important health services for women through this program in spite of the Obama Administration’s disregard for our state law and unilateral decision to defund this program,” said Perry. “Today’s ruling affirms that Texas’ Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund organizations that promote abortion – including Planned Parenthood. The 5th Circuit’s decision is a win for Texas women, our rule of law, and our state’s priority to protect life. We will continue to work with Attorney General Abbott in the fight to defend our state laws.”

Texas already has several anti-abortion laws in place. Texas laws require women wanting an abortion to be provided with a plethora of “A Woman’s Right to Know” reading material 24 hours in advance of her appointment. Anyone under 18 must obtain parental consent for an abortion.

Planned Parenthood Funding to be Cut in Texas
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  • Greg

    Watch how God blesses TX! Rick Perry and Attorney Gen Abbot have the characters of Gideon and Esther. People of God, pray for them and their staffs! They are up against the hoards of h’ll

    • Amanda

      August 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm
      Reply You two really don’t get it do you. It’s not about the abortions. It’s about the wealth care that is provided. Theres so many woman out there that can’t afford wealth care, it’s ureal. And who are you to judge anyone? If you were true people of God you would of read “Let the man who has never sinned cast the first stone.” God would want us to help those in need. Sounds like you are a bunch of hippocrates to me. From another point of view, we are mixing church and state which is unconstitutional

  • Sarah

    No Dr. or emergency room would even touch one of my children until I gave parental consent. The local place that pierces ears requires consent from parents. Why should a girl undergo surgery like an abortion without it? 24 hours to wait before committing murder- not long enough in my opinion!

  • Amanda

    You two really don’t get it do you. It’s not about the abortions. It’s about the wealth care that is provided. Theres so many woman out there that can’t afford wealth care, it’s ureal. And who are you to judge anyone? If you were true people of God you would of read “Let the man who has never sinned cast the first stone.” God would want us to help those in need. Sounds like you are a bunch of hippocrates to me. From another point of view, we are mixing church and state which is unconstitutional

  • Greg

    Amanda,thou shalt not kill! Everyone knows that! Christians want ALL women to have what God and our constitution declare: LIFE! From conception to reception in Jesus’ arms! Aren’t you glad your mother didn’t kill you?! I’m glad she didn’t! Have a good day!

  • A realist

    Yayy!! Thanks Amanda for being a realist.. The “Christians” have no idea about Reality.Tx wont be blessed we are just getting dumber and more comtrolled. Its my body and ill do with it what I want…