The Texas State Legislature Has Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood


The bill, which Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign into law, will defund other abortion providers as well. Elsewhere, similar pushes by social conservatives have met with legal challenges: For instance, a bill to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood was overturned by a federal judge in Indiana late last week, on the grounds that the clinics provide health care guaranteed to low-income women under Medicaid law. Meanwhile, in Kansas, Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the state, which recently shifted federal family planning money away from the clinics. [Politico]