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|Just two hours after a U.S. district judge stopped a Texas law that would have eliminated Planned Parenthood's participation in the state's Women's Health Program, Federal Appeals Judge Jerry E. Smith issued an emergency stay that lifted that order.
In the appeal for the emergency stay, a team of attorneys led by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott compared Planned Parenthood to a terrorist organization.
'Planned Parenthood does not provide any assurance that the tax subsidies it receives from the Women's Health Program have not been used directly or indirectly to subsidize its advocacy of elective abortion,' Abbott wrote in his motion to stay the injunction. 'Nor is it possible for Planned Parenthood to provide this assurance.' [Now for the old 'Money is fungible' argument that Republicans love when talking about benefits to every group they hate...']