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Taxpayers: $13.5 Million for Abortions

By Matthew Clark1336508814000

The state of Texas passed a law preventing Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas from receiving taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood successfully sued to block this law but a federal appeals court issued an emergency stay, allowing the state to defund one of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliates.

On Friday, a federal appeals court again allowed taxpayer dollars to go to the abortion giant.

Unfortunately, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the emergency stay, determining that the stay was not necessary as the case proceeded on appeal.

While the funds will continue to flow to Planned Parenthood, the good news is that the appeals court issued an expedited review of the case; the state of Texas will have its appeal heard in court on the next appeals court docket.

As of right now, the abortion giant will continue to receive $13.5 million dollars a year of taxpayer funds as the case proceeds on appeal. While this is a setback in the effort to defund one of Planned Parenthood’s largest state affiliates, the fight is far from over.

The ACLJ is preparing to file an amicus brief in this case arguing that a state has the legal right to determine how taxpayer dollars are distributed, including defunding Planned Parenthood. We know that giving taxpayer funds to abortion businesses that also provide non-abortion services subsidizes abortion. The bottom line is that the Texas defunding law is constitutional and should be upheld.

You can add your name to this critical prolife brief here.

The fight to prevent your tax dollars from funding abortion businesses will continue, state by state. In fact, on the same day this court order came out, another state, this time Arizona, signed a law into effect “barring any public money from being funneled through the state to any abortion provider.

We will continue to fight for the lives of the unborn and follow these new state laws as challenges from Planned Parenthood and Obama administration are sure to continue.

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