Fifth Circuit Grants Emergency Motion by Texas to Stay Decision in Planned Parenthood Case

This morning, Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith granted an emergency motion filed last night by  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot to stay a decision yesterday by federal judge Lee Yeakal  to block de-funding of Planned Parenthood affiliates by the state’s Women’s Health Program.

In granting the motion, Smith requested a response from Planned Parenthood by 5 p.m. today.

RHRC’s Texas correspondent Andrea Grimes is working on an update on the case to be published later today.


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