A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal
judge's temporary injunction calling for the funding to continue
pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood's challenge to the law.
Texas officials sought to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood
clinics that provide family planning and health services to poor women
after the state's Republican-led Legislature passed a law banning funds
to organizations linked to abortion providers. No state money goes to
pay for abortions.