Women’s Health Program
A Texas judge has ruled that the state may cut off funding to Planned Parenthood’s family planning programs for poor women.
State lawmakers, hospital system administrators and dozens of women urged Texas officials Tuesday not to sever funding to Planned Parenthood under a law barring state support for clinics affiliated with abortion providers.
Texas officials are vowing to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after a federal court sided with the state in a challenge over a new law that bans clinics affiliated with abortion providers from getting money through a health program for low-income women.
A federal judge on Monday stopped Texas from preventing Planned Parenthood from getting state funds through the Women’s Health Program.
Texas officials have asked for more time to phase out federal funding for a women’s health program after federal officials said it was illegal for the state to ban Planned Parenthood from participating in it, according to documents released Tuesday.