A federal judge ruled Planned Parenthood is a federally protected entity. That’s right. This abortion clinic is as special as the bald eagle. Hell, soon the Planned Parenthood logo will become our national emblem.
A federal judge today ruled against Texas in its attempt to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business through its statewide family planning and women’s health program.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against Texas contending that the new law prohibiting it from participating in the Women’s Health Program is unconstitutional discrimination. The lawsuit asked the court for an injunction to stop enforcement of the rules preventing Planned Parenthood from getting taxpayer funding via the program , saying the rules violate their rights by putting an “unconstitutional condition on their participation” in the Women’s Health Program.
The lawsuit also alleges the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which is enforcing the rule, “overstepped its authority in adopting a rule that conflicts with the purpose of the laws that created the program.”
Today, Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel today ruled in favor of nine Planned Parenthood affiliates — giving them a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the law and requiring the state to continue funding the abortion business until the lawsuit is fully adjudicated.
“It is well-established that the government is entitled to define the limits of a publicly funded program,” Yeakel wrote. “But the government may not condition participation in a government program or receipt of a government benefit upon an applicants exercise of protected rights.”
Instead of an eagle’s majesty gracing our national symbols, we’ll have a Planned Parenthood garbage bag. What a fitting symbol that is.