Legal Fights

UPDATE: 5th Circuit Judge Stays Lower Court's Injunction -- Defunding Planned Parenthood Begins!

May 4, 2012 - 11:11am
05/03/2012 AUSTIN , TX -- Late April 30, a federal judge on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the order of the federal court in Austin . That means that as on May 1, the de-funding of Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid Women's Health Program has begun. That defunding is required under Senate Bill 7, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by pro-life Governor Rick Perry last summer. "For the first time in the seven-year history of the Medicaid Women's Health Program, Planned Parenthood will not receive federal and...Read more

Federal Judge in Austin Orders Texas to Continue to Fund Planned Parenthood

May 4, 2012 - 11:09am
Federal Judge in Austin Orders Texas to Continue to Fund Planned Parenthood 04/30/2012 AUSTIN, TX -- Today a federal district court in Austin ordered Texas to continue to fund Planned Parenthood under the Medicaid Women's Health Program using federal and state tax dollars. Under a rule adopted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as required by Senate Bill 7, passed last summer by the Legislature, Planned Parenthood would be ineligible to be a WHP provider beginning May 1. Today's ruling by Judge Lee Yeakel prevents that rule from...Read more