Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fifth Circuit Lifts Injunction on Texas's Ban on Funding for Providers Who Mention Abortion

CNN: Court rules Texas can ban Planned Parenthood from health program, by Moni Basu:

A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.

The ruling vacated a lower court's preliminary injunction and opened the way for Texas to sever money to clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, which has come under recent attack from anti-abortion politicians. . . .

The New York Times editorial: In Texas, Don’t Even Mention Abortion:

The Republican-controlled State Legislature in Texas and Gov. Rick Perry are perfectly willing to endanger the general health and welfare of low-income women to further their agenda of eroding abortion rights. And, now, a federal appeals court has given them a green light to do that, at least temporarily. . . .

 It is impossible to overstate the callousness of the state regulation and the harm it will inflict. . . .


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