5th Circ. Won't Reconsider Planned Parenthood Funding Cut

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to grant Planned Parenthood an en banc rehearing of its decision that Texas has the authority to cut off state funds to clinics affiliated with abortion providers.

No active Fifth Circuit judge requested that the full court rehear the Aug. 21 decision, in which a panel said the Texas Health and Human Services Commission had the right to restrict funding to abortion-affiliated clinics in its state Women's Health Program as part of its authority to promote a policy.

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