Thousands Back TX Legal Battle to Defund Planned Parenthood | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

Defund Planned Parenthood

By Jay Sekulow1336493542000

In just a matter of hours, we heard from more than 10,000 Americans (a number that continues to climb) who understand that taxpayer funds should not be used to fund abortions at Planned Parenthood.

We first told you about this important pro-life win yesterday. A federal appeals court granted an emergency request - putting a lower court decision on hold - and cleared the way for Texas to enforce a state law banning taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. Today, we discussed this case in-depth on our radio broadcast and outlined our strategy of support for Texas.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott successfully urged the appeals court to permit Texas to keep Planned Parenthood from getting more than $13 million dollars a year in taxpayer funds.

"Texas - and the women of Texas who depend on the Women's Health Program - will be irreparably harmed because state law prohibits Texas from continuing to operate the (program) if taxpayer money must be provided to entities that affiliate with abortion-promoting entities," Abbott told the appeals court.

And a spokesman for Texas Governor Rick Perry made it clear that governor would back efforts by Attorney General Abbott as this litigation unfolds. "Texas has a long history of protecting life," said the Governor's press secretary.

This is a major victory that could reverberate to every state. Planned Parenthood is already fighting back, but so are we. We're preparing a critical amicus brief, supporting the state of Texas and its right not to give taxpayer money to abortion businesses.

Stand with us and for the pro-life actions of Texas. Sign on to our Committee to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion and we will add your name to our friend-of-the-court brief standing up against Planned Parenthood. Add your name here.

We will keep you posted as this critical case develops.

Jay Sekulow

Latest in
Pro Life

Big Abortion Lies Cloaked in Bad Comedy

By Palmer Williams1463151495835

This week a satirical video went viral that slammed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), claiming they deceived women and were run by con-artists. Major online media outlets praised the vulgar video running headlines including, “Samantha Bee Exposes Just How Terrifying Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are,”

read more

1 in 3 Pro-Abortion Statistics False

By Matthew Clark1462989694555

Big abortion is a propaganda machine. It peddles lies and falsehoods at a rate that would make even Stalin blush. For example, Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of its “services” are abortion – a lie that earned it three Pinocchios from the Washington Post Fact Checker. In reality, upwards of...

read more

Big Abortion Demands Right to Discriminate

By CeCe Heil1462890576056

We all know that federal funding is never free. There are always strings attached. One would just logically assume that actually abiding by federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, gender, or disability would, at the very least, apply to any federal funding. Yet, Planned Parenthood,

read more

ACLJ Fighting Big Abortion

By ACLJ.org1461870737880

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) represents Troy Newman, a former board member of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), in two critical First Amendment cases involving a journalistic investigation of the abortion industry that uncovered extensive evidence of a willingness to engage in,

read more