Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood Funding, Says Federal Appeals Court
A Texas federal appeals court issued a ruling that the state can cut off funding for planned parenthood clinics, just as a trial is about to start over whether state money can go to organizations tied to abortion providers.
Judge Napolitano reacted to and explained the legislation in more detail on this morning's America's Newsroom, saying that Texas legislation prohibits the state's equivalent of our nation's DHS from giving away state or federal funds to any organization in Texas that advocates, provides or gets someone to a provider of abortions; this includes Planned Parenthood. The legislation also
permits authorities to deny all assistance to an organization like Planned Parenthood -- even non-abortion related services -- because it provides information on and helps assist people in finding providers for abortion.
Napolitano continued, saying that a trial court judge found this topic so complicated, that a stop was placed on authorities enforcing the law until a hearing on the legislation was had. Now, an appeals court overturned the ruling, removing the injunction, and now Texas continues to own the right to enforce the law.
Find out more on the ruling and what it could mean for the future of abortion-related legislation: