Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood to Close Abortion Clinic in Abilene, Texas
Posted on 11/13/2012 9:25:13 AM PST by Coleus
Thanks to a cut in taxpayer funding, the Planned Parenthood abortion business has announced it will close one of its abortion clinics, that operates in Abilene, Texas.
Planned Parenthood of West Central Texas announced it is closing the Abilene clinic, which gives out the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has claimed the lives of dozens of women and injured thousands more, on November 9. Women will be sent to the nearby San Angelo Heath Center, which provides women with legitimate medical care and not abortions.
“We share the concern of community members about what the long term consequences of Texas’ cuts to family planning funding will mean,” said Carla Holeva, interim CEO of Planned Parenthood of West Texas, according to a report in the Reporter-News.
Last year, the abortion business closed as many as 12 locations following the end of the 82ndlegislative special session, which dealt the abortion industry a $64.2 million blow.
In August, in a major victory, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge’s temporary injunction preventing the state of Texas from de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
The court ruled Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood within its women’s health services program because Planned Parenthood is an abortion business.
Recently, a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court overturned an appeals judge’s decision [that allowed Planned Parenthood to continue receiving funding]. The panel ruled the law Texas approved last year to prohibit abortion facilities from taking part in the program to protect taxpayers from funding abortion facilities is [constitutional].
Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith agreed to overturn the stay he recently issued allowing the state to keep the funding ban in place.
Texas officials appealed the decision to the full appeals court and have already said they will be forced to shut down the program if Planned Parenthood wins its lawsuit to force the state to fund the abortion company.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against Texas contending that the new law prohibiting it from participating in the Women’s Health Program is unconstitutional discrimination. The lawsuit asked the court for an injunction to stop enforcement of the rules preventing Planned Parenthood from getting taxpayer funding via the program , saying the rules violate their rights by putting an “unconstitutional condition on their participation” in the Women’s Health Program.
The lawsuit also alleges the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which is enforcing the rule, “overstepped its authority in adopting a rule that conflicts with the purpose of the laws that created the program.”
another one for your list!
They don't "plan families." They kill babies.
Someone should sue "Planned Parenthood" for false advertising. They do neither.
” They don’t “plan families.” They kill babies.
Someone should sue “Planned Parenthood” for false advertising. They do neither. “
b u m p
I don’t get it.
If abortion is as popular as the left would lead you to believe, why do they need tax money to keep operating? Aren’t there enough lefty organizations or individuals who could provide the funding or lefty doctors who could donate there “services”?
Glad to see one murder mill is shutting down. I guess it’s a start.
Wassamatter? They didn’t get their Susan G Komen Foundation contribution yet?
There is one in Mesquite, TX in the same strip mall as a “kids r us” store.
If I remember correctly when I was in college in Abilene in the 90’s I thought it strange that the Planned Parenthood clinic shared the building with a small church.
Thanks for the ping!
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