Planned Parenthood Asks Full 5th Circ. To Hear Defunding Case

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT) -- Planned Parenthood requested an en banc rehearing Tuesday in its fight against a Texas law that cut off state funds to clinics affiliated with abortion providers, saying the Fifth Circuit's ruling vacating an injunction against the law effectively bars the clinics' speech rights.

Planned Parenthood's Texas affiliates asked the appeals court to reconsider its Aug. 21 decision, in which a panel said the Texas Health & Human Services Commission had the right to restrict funding to abortion-affiliated clinics in its state Women's Health Program as part...
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