Judge OKs Funding Cuts To Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 1:38 PM EST) -- A Texas judge on Monday allowed the state to stop funding preventive care at Planned Parenthood chapters that have come under fire from anti-abortion lawmakers, saying a restraining order is unwarranted because there’s no proof that halting reimbursements will cause immediate and irreversible harm.

In a two-page order that marked the latest turn in a months-long saga, Judge Gary Harger refused to stop the Planned Parenthood clinics from at least temporarily being kicked out of a state-funded program for women’s health care. However, while the judge...
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