Texas and Planned Parenthood Agencies in a Big Fight

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Texas and Planned Parenthood Agencies in a Big Fight

Texas is continuously battling to cut government funding for Planned Parenthood and similar abortion providing facilities with the help of its new law passed last year by Texas legislators.

The law aims to effectively remove Planned Parenthood and similar such abortion providers from the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program. But Planned Parenthood clinics didn't remain silent to let the law rule. Rather they sued the state to continue maintaining funding and guess what?

Yes, Planned Parenthood clinics have made their way by winning their side in the legal battle. The ruling came on Monday when a federal judge in Austin issued an injunction and ordered Texas not to withdraw funds from 49 clinics.

But early Tuesday, the injunction was put on a stay by a federal, claiming that an appeal is still pending by the state filed late Monday. The stay was ruled by Judge Jerry Smith of the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, who permitted Planned Parenthood with a time limit only until 5 p. m. on Tuesday to file their opposition, enabling him to consider all the facts before ruling on the state's appeal.

The stay means throwing Planned Parenthood funding under the Medicaid Women's Health Program into limbo.

Case started in March when federal officials announced withdrawal of the funding from the $35 million Medicaid program. Their announcements revealed 90% elimination of the budget. The facts kept in front behind their decision said that the state ban on abortion providers are violating women's federal right to get themselves served with the best available health care provider and his services. Planned Parenthood officials are really tensed as the injunction has been now stayed.

"We're planning to continue to see women who are enrolled in the WHP because we don't want to confuse them any more than the state has", said Ms. Rochelle Tafolla, a Spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast based in Houston.


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