Texas now excludes abortion providers and affiliates from the program and Planned Parenthood has been fighting to become a provider again.
State District Judge Stephen Yelenosky, who issued a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood in November, said on Friday it was unlikely Planned Parenthood would succeed at trial.
"We are disappointed in that ruling and are confident in the merits and so we have the ability to press on to trial and try to change his mind," said Pete Schenkkan, an attorney representing Planned Parenthood, after a court hearing.
But Republican Governor Rick Perry praised the ruling and said it shows Planned Parenthood's case "is nothing more than a desperate move by an organization more concerned with obtaining taxpayer money than with helping women get care."
States rights I guess. You have the right to have the state make boneheaded decisions for you, especially if you have a vagina. Even though many women use PP for pap smears, cervical screenings, and gynecological care politics will always trump women's health.