Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Federal court reinstates TX ban on abortion funding

It is a shame that politics is so embedded in the court system. Early on the Constitution, as written, was the guiding force of the judiciary. Now we have judges appointed by liberal/progressives that believe they have the right to "modernize" the sole document that protects our freedom. This trend is threatening our Republic and must be reversed before it is too late. Defeat of Obama and change in control of the Senate will slow the progressive movement, but it will take a concerted effort in future elections to return power to those who will respect and defend The Constitution of the United States of America.

Excerpt:A federal appeals court has blocked an order by a federal judge in Austin, Texas, to resume funding Planned Parenthood.

Texas' legislature voted last year to block use of tax dollars for medical services for poor women for any organization associated with abortion -- meaning Planned Parenthood lost funding. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, a George W. Bush appointee, ordered the state to resume funding Planned Parenthood, saying there is sufficient evidence that the law banning the abortion-provider from the state's Women's Health Program is unconstitutional.

But Joe Poyman of the Texas Alliance for Life tells OneNewsNow the state appealed that order and won.

Texas"The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has just intervened and stayed that judge's order," he informs, "and the policy now will go into effect -- meaning that as of today, May 1, the Medicaid Women's Health Program dollars will not go to Planned Parenthood."

Judge Yaekel's order involved $17 million a year that had been going to the abortion provider for such services as mammograms. Planned Parenthood has no mammogram machines and only refers women to facilities that do.

"But this recent development from the Fifth Circuit is very encouraging and, I think, gives the state more time to present our arguments, which I think are strong and persuasive," states Poyman. "Basically our dollars should not be mixed with Planned Parenthood's advocacy and providing of abortions."

The Fifth Circuit's order remains in effect pending outcome of the case.
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