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Court Rules Texas Can Defund Abortion Affiliates

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Governor Rick Perry says Texas will immediately defund abortion affiliates in the state after a court ruling today.

The 5th Circuit Court denied a request from Planned Parenthood for reconsideration from the court’s August ruling that allows Texas law to defund abortion affiliates.

Governor Perry said, “Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice.”

The 5th Court ruled back in August of this year that the State of Texas were allowed to defund health clinics which are associated with Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider.

The ruling was a reversal of a lower court’s injunction which stopped Texas from defunding the clinics.

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