Planned Parenthood seeks injunction in Texas funding law
January 11th, 2013
09:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction in Texas funding law

(CNN) - Planned Parenthood in Texas heads to federal court Friday, looking for a temporary injunction that would allow it to take part in the state's revamped Women's Health Program.

Late last month, a Texas judge denied the group's request for a temporary restraining order that would have extended the organization's ability to participate.

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Filed under: Abortion • Planned Parenthood • Texas
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  1. Sniffit

    "The "ruling finally clears the way for thousands of low-income Texas women to access much-needed care, while at the same time respecting the values and laws of our state,""

    No it doesn't. First of all, the only thing the judge decided is that PP wouldn't be irreparably harmed by waiting 9 days for a hearing on whether the injunction should issue. The decision was not made that the injunction should not issue, nor was there any decision that PP could not prove a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their case. Second, destroying PP in TX and making TX ineligible to receive federal funds for these programs will very clearly and undeniably restrict access to a whole panoply of women's health services across the state, not just abortions. TX is just leading the conservative charge back to the 1950s. Devolution of society is all this achieved.

    January 11, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. Mike Texoma

    i think some folks get theological doctrine mixed up with public law, ignore the constitutional prohibition, and fail to see the distinction. I hope the appellate court will find this new Texas statute unconstitutional and strike it down.

    January 11, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    lovespandas

    Planned Parenthood are nothing more than baby killers and this Texan is darn glad they cannot do it here!

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    Yeah, except they don't and never have.

    January 11, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If they are helping women get medical care when they can't afford it else where, why is there is this big problem with it? One of the factors that has gotten people all up in a snit is because they perform abortions. Is it the primary thing that they do? Not from what I am aware and the number listed by "lovespandas" wasn't clear as to it being the whole country or just Texas.

    January 11, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    Call me misinformed but in my state Planned Parenthood does NOT fund abortions. I do know several people over the years that have had them, and each person has paid for themselves. They outlawed the state paying for them in the late 80's to early 90's. I do however know plenty of women that use PP for many other female reasons.

    January 11, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. judy

    neither the government nor religion should dictate the choices a woman makes concerning her health. Texas is a state in which carrying a gun because it is their constitutional right is more important than the right s of women to decide what to do with their own bodies. Don't you find this strange???? I guess government is only invasive some of the time.

    January 11, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |