A federal judge today stopped Texas from preventing Planned Parenthood from getting funds through the state’s women’s health program; a decision the state immediately appealed.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin ruled there is sufficient evidence that a law banning Planned Parenthood from the program is unconstitutional. He imposed an injunction against enforcing it until he can hear full arguments.
It is a small victory, but there is still plenty to do.
Eight Planned Parenthood Clinics that do not provide abortions sued over the new law. The clinics say it unconstitutionally restricts their Freedom of Speech and association to qualify to take part in state health programs.