Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear Planned Parenthood Case

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Planned Parenthood's request for the court to rehear a case about its involvement with the Texas Women's Health Program, meaning the state can move forward and cut Planned Parenthood out of the program

Almost immediately after the three-judge panel's ruling, the key players in the battle issued statements on the decision.

"This case has never been about Planned Parenthood — it's about the Texas women who turn to us everyday," said Kenneth Lambrecht, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. "Politics should never ...

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