It was inevitable, and now it’s official: The abortion law that passed during the special session is officially the subject of a lawsuit.
The Dallas-based foundation faced swift criticism after news broke that it had cut off donations to Planned Parenthood.
After several legal twists, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can now block Planned Parenthood from its Women’s Health Program.
Why did the cash-strapped organization turn down this hefty donation? Maybe because it was offered by controversial author Tucker Max, who has been called a misogynist—and worse.
A combination of steep cuts to women’s health care and an impasse over federal Title X funds threatens to leave some 400,000 low income Texas women without access to cancer screenings and contraceptives.
The state legislature slashed women’s health funding by two thirds last session in an attempt to target Planned Parenthood. Now, a total of sixty clinics have closed, and only twelve of them were run by that organization.