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Fifth Circuit Grants Emergency Motion by Texas to Stay Decision in Planned Parenthood Case

Jodi Jacobson

The battle over Texas' Women's Health Program -- and women's health -- continues.

This morning, Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith granted an emergency motion filed last night by  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot to stay a decision yesterday by federal judge Lee Yeakal  to block de-funding of Planned Parenthood affiliates by the state’s Women’s Health Program.

In granting the motion, Smith requested a response from Planned Parenthood by 5 p.m. today.

Rewire’s Texas correspondent Andrea Grimes is working on an update on the case to be published later today.


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