Texas Judge Rules State May Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has asked for a restraining order against enforcing the ban


AUSTIN, TX — A Texas judge has ruled that the state may cut off funding to Planned Parenthood's family planning programs for poor women.

Attorney general spokeswoman Lauren Bean said Judge Gary Harger has ruled that Texas may exclude otherwise qualified doctors and clinics from receiving state funding just because they advocate for abortion rights. The state has long banned the use of state funds for abortion.