Friday, October 26, 2012

Texas immediately defunds Planned parenthood after favorable federal appeals court ruling

More legal action from Eric Holder in 3...2...1...
(Reuters) – A federal appeals court declined on Thursday to reconsider a ruling that would allow Texas to withhold funding for women’s healthcare from Planned Parenthood’s clinics because the organization also performs abortions.

Texas Governor Rick Perry said after the order by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans that the state would immediately stop paying program participants that are affiliates of abortion providers.

“Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice.”

1 comment:

GeronL said...

Good. No reason they should be getting any tax dollars at all. Especially since they spend millions and millions to get Democrats elected.