Judge Gives State OK to Exclude Planned Parenthood

Updated, 9:30 a.m.:

A federal judge's ruling this morning means that the state may begin removing Planned Parenthood and other so-called abortion "affiliates" from the Women's Health Program, despite a district judge's Monday ruling to the contrary.

Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said Tuesday morning that the state has been granted an emergency motion for stay after Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal  last night in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Goodman says this means the preliminary injunction granted to Planned Parenthood on Monday in district court will not take ...

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