Two years ago, Texas legislators passed the General Appropriations Act of 2003, which restricted distribution of public funds to elective abortion providers. In July 2003, Liberty Legal Institute (LLI) supported the state and filed a brief in support of the Texas law, which prohibited federal and state funds from being used for abortion services.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
In an article by Allie Martin, AgapePress is reporting - A federal court of appeals in Texas has dissolved an injunction allowing the state-funded murder of babies. The court ruled Texas taxpayers can not be forced to support the work of Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood organizations in Texas sued the state, demanding $13 million - or they would stop performing elective abortions. A federal district court issued an injunction which allowed Planned Parenthood to receive taxpayer monies. Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel with LLI, says another federal court has now dissolved that injunction.
Shackelford finds it comforting to know that Texas residents will no longer be subsidizing Planned Parenthood. He said abortion provider have no right to force taxpayers to support the killing of the unborn.