Planned Parenthood supporting judge rules in their favor
The 5th Circuit sensibly said that Texas could shut out Planned Parenthood under the current program without violating the Constitution. In response, Governor Perry said, “[t]oday’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice.”
Planned Parenthood then sought sympathy from a local state judge in that bastion of common sense – Austin, Texas. I mean they may have great barbecue and great live music – but they also have a lot of crazy people, including judges.
The state judge – Amy Clark Meachum – took a whole 5 minutes to deliberate and then issued a Temporary Restraining Order with a $100 bond at the request of Planned Parenthood. Then it gets interesting. Who do you think is a Planned Parenthood supporter? Yep. The judge. She admitted so herself in open court before the hearing began. Did she recuse herself? No, of course not. Wouldn’t want to give anyone the idea she is impartial or anything like that.
Planned Parenthood may continue to operate for now. But Texas is right to fight against Texas taxpayer money going to fund abortions. And Governor Perry, his newly appointed State HHSC Commissioner, Dr. Kyle Janek, and the Texas legislature should be applauded for this fight.Meachums ruling is suspect on its face and it is even more suspect because of her bias in favor of Planned Parenthood. The organization uses its other services to assist in finding clients for its abortion services. Even its name is Orwellian. They are really all about planning not to be a parent.