Planned Parenthood calls appeals court ruling 'shocking'
Planned Parenthood is responding to yesterday's 5th Circuit of Appeals Court ruling that lifted an injunction that prevented Texas from implementing a law that would eliminate funding for the organization. Officials released this statement, today:
“It is shocking that once again it appears that politics is getting in the way of women receiving access to basic health care. Today’s ruling allows the state to deny low-income, uninsured Texas women health care from their trusted provider-Planned Parenthood.
“Governor Perry has already thrown 160,000 women off of health care for partisan political reasons — now there will be more to come. The state’s ongoing efforts jeopardize the health of tens of thousands of Texas women.
"This case has never been about Planned Parenthood — it's about the women who rely on us for basic health care including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and annual exams. We are here for Texas women.
“For more than 75 years, women and families in Texas have trusted Planned Parenthood for high-quality, affordable health care and information. We won't let politics interfere with the health care that 52,000 women and families across Texas rely on Planned Parenthood to stay healthy."