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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:43 PM

Federal judge stops Texas from banning Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds [View all]

Source: Washington Post

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Monday stopped Texas from preventing Planned Parenthood from getting state funds through the Women’s Health Program.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin ruled there is sufficient evidence that a law banning Planned Parenthood from the program is unconstitutional. He imposed an injunction against enforcing it until he can hear full arguments.

The law passed last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature forbids state agencies from providing funds to an organization affiliated with abortion providers. Eight Planned Parenthood clinics that do not provide abortions sued the state. The clinics say the law unconstitutionally restricts their freedom of speech and association.

“The court is particularly influenced by the potential for immediate loss of access to necessary medical services by several thousand Texas women,” Yeakel wrote in his ruling. “The record before the court at this juncture reflects uncertainty as to the continued viability of the Texas Women’s Health Program.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-judge-stops-texas-from-banning-planned-parenthood-from-receiving-state-funds/2012/04/30/gIQAtmkyrT_story.html

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