Court: Texas Must Include Planned Parenthood in WHP

Updated, 5:10 p.m.:

This afternoon, Texas Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman confirmed that Monday’s preliminary injunction is in effect. For now, the state cannot enforce its own rules banning the Planned Parenthood affiliates from participating in the Women’s Health Program.

“We will comply with the court’s order as the case proceeds. We also will continue to work toward a state program that provides women with access to vital family planning services and complies with the law that bans abortion providers from getting those funds,” Goodman wrote in a prepared statement.

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