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-- here a federal appeals court now ruling that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics the ruling comes as trial is about to start.
Over whether state money can go to organizations that are tied to abortion providers.
-- -- on -- -- because judging how.
Was here to help do just that practice.
Judicial analyst so just obviously -- -- been a lot of debate in this country over whether or not the federal government should and states should find.
Planned Parenthood because they do refer people to you and give them counseling with regard to abortion they don't perform abortions correct at Planned Parenthood correct what is this ruling say about where this whole argument -- well.
The Texas legislation.
Prohibits the Texas equivalent of the Department of Health and Human Services the federal government from giving away funds state funds or federal funds.
To any organization in Texas that advocates abortion.
That performs abortion or that gets you to an abortion provider and pays for -- So that would include parent parent Planned Parenthood it also permits the authorities in Texas to deny Planned Parenthood.
All assistance even for non abortion related.
Because -- advocates abortions and gets the women to providers have abortions so Planned Parenthood challenged in federal court.
Trial judge said this is so complicated I'm gonna stop the state of Texas from enforcing the law until -- hold a hearing on it.
That decision was appealed to a federal appeals court which yesterday said it's not that complicated at all.
Texas legislature can do what it wants whether it's money we're going to remove your injunction you can still hold a trial on Planned Parenthood it's.
Claims against the state of Texas but Texas can enforce the law while the trials going on so as of yesterday.
No advocacy of abortion by any group that receives state funds.
And no performing abortions directly or indirectly they how Texas is right to make that decision -- and they did so basically by saying.
The people have a right through their elected representatives to decide what services they -- -- -- pay for the state can't.
Materially interfere -- abortions because the Supreme Court has said that.
But the state this -- to pay for abortions.
So where does this go from here and does this decision you know sort of tip you off in terms of you know how this whole scenario is changing for other states -- lot of controversy well United States are different and our wonderful.
Home state of New Jersey lot of our listeners will be shocked to hear this abortions are permitted up to the moment of birth.
And the state will pay for the New Jersey has the most liberal abortion laws in the land so essentially abortion is regulated.
-- each of the fifty states Texas obviously one of the more conservative states and accuracy is.
The most liberal.
But this does indicate if the Supreme Court upholds this -- willingness on the part of the federal judiciary.
To give state legislatures the option to decide how they want to spend their money rather than having federal judges tell them how to -- The case still goes to trial it could have a different outcome after the trial.
But during the trial and the appellate process.
Texas can enforce its own law and not pay for abortions and not give -- to groups that advocate.
Or provide abortions.
So -- -- says you know most of what we do is outraged too you know women who need cancer screenings and basic.
You know health -- OB GY and health care we do not provide abortions that we do counsel people and we do help them you know if they say that's what they -- -- do we help them.
That's why Governor Perry who endorsed this -- supported it signed it and defended in court said you know what I'm going to the feds -- To get some money to to help fund Planned Parenthood because some of what Planned Parenthood does the state agrees with.
And -- -- Planned Parenthood doesn't pay for the state we'll have to pay for excellence in our benefit to get the federal government.
To fund Planned Parenthood to do the non abortion services that Planned Parenthood provides that's the statement the -- made this morning.
Let's say that's what it's a little content.
It is Abbott say it's a big issue now gonna hear more about it so thank you very much for.
Walking us through it this morning.
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