A federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled late yesterday that the state legislature can cut funds to abortion providers. The Texas legislature’s decision to cut funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion-related organizations has overcome a court challenge.
Planned Parenthood sued, saying the law violated its first amendment rights to free speech. However, yesterday the federal court of appeals unanimously threw out the free speech argument and agreed that Texas lawmakers may decide which organizations to fund and which not to fund.
This is a huge victory. This is a win for the unborn, for states’ rights, and for taxpayers.