Planned Parenthood is completely devastated. The court just made it official and millions of pro-life Americans are cheering. This is huge.
“A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas may defund Planned Parenthood by eliminating the abortion provider’s Medicaid funding,” reported Breitbart News.
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overruled the lower district court’s decision,” continued Breitbart, and the ruling also applies to a similar law in Louisiana. This is a major pro-life victory.
Now, in Texas and Louisiana, taxpayers will no longer be forced to fund Planned Parenthood’s services through the states’ Medicaid programs. It is possible that other states within the Fifth Circuit’s jurisdiction may now follow.
Of course, while pro-life Americans saw this as a major win, pro-abortion forces were crying foul. Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson sent out a series of tweets after the ruling.
“Forcing Planned Parenthood out of the Texas Medicaid program would have a devastating impact on Texans,” said Johnson. She also accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of “hurting people of color, women, and people with low incomes.”
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