Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on the 5th Circuit’s Decision to Vacate Preliminary Injunction Regarding Women’s Health Program

Tuesday, August 21, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision vacating a lower court's preliminary injunction, which allowed Planned Parenthood to continue receiving funding under the Women's Health Program:

"Today’s ruling affirms that Texas’ Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund organizations that promote abortion – including Planned Parenthood. The 5th Circuit’s decision is a win for Texas women, our rule of law and our state’s priority to protect life. We will continue to work with Attorney General Abbott in the fight to defend our state laws.

"Texas will continue providing important health services for women through this program in spite of the Obama Administration’s disregard for our state law and unilateral decision to defund this program."

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