Federal Appeals Court Rejects Effort by Texas to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Effort by Texas to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Jodi Jacobson

A federal appeals court today rejected the state of Texas’ efforts to block women’s access to preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers while a lawsuit on the issue proceeds.

For all our coverage of the cuts to the Texas Women’s Health Program, click here.

A federal appeals court today rejected the state of Texas’ efforts to block women’s access to preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers while a lawsuit on the issue proceeds.

Earlier this week, a Fifth Circuit Judge blocked an injunction protecting funding while the case proceeded.

In response to the decision, Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund stated:

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“Governor Perry has already thrown 160,000 women off of health care for partisan political reasons — now there will be more to come. Mitt Romney would supersize what’s happening in Texas and try to block women’s access to lifesaving health care nationwide.

“Planned Parenthood’s doors are open today and they’ll be open tomorrow. We won’t let politics interfere with the health care that nearly three million people a year rely on Planned Parenthood for in Texas and around the country.”