Judge: Texas WHP Can Proceed Without Planned Parenthood

A state district judge on Monday refused to grant a temporary restraining order allowing Planned Parenthood clinics to participate in the Texas Women's Health Program. The Jan. 1 launch of the program can proceed as planned, the judge ruled, until a trial challenging the state’s rule excluding Planned Parenthood is held on Jan. 11.

"We are pleased the court rejected Planned Parenthood’s latest attempt to skirt state law,” Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for the Texas attorney general's office, said in an email. Bean said the state “will continue to defend the Texas Legislature's decision to ...

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