Planned Parenthood might want to rethink their insistence on trying to serve Texas women with health care and abortion services after a Tuesday stay granted by an appeals court judge named Jerry Smith.
Smith, whom you may remember, is the judge that brought Eric Holder to heel recently when President Obama tried to take on the U.S. Supreme Court and force them to give a rubber stamp approval to his Health Care Law.
And that resulted in Holder making a public statement that yes, he does realize that the Supreme Court has the authority to decided what they want in the matter and the DOJ can't override it.
Now Judge Smith, the feisty legal eagle, is moving in again to help thwart a Planned Parenthood attempt to force unwilling Texas taxpayers to pay them despite a law prohibiting it.
The abortion-providing agency thinks women's health care state funds should be disbursed to their organization even though the new law says none will go to those that perform abortions--or who have affiliations with organizations that do.
According to PP, they have eight clinics in Texas that do not engage in abortion practices; but as the new Texas law states, those eight clinics are still affiliated with the Planned Parenthood clinics that do provide abortions, making all of them ineligible for state funding.
So what part of the Texas law don't they understand? And do they really think they can run roughshod over laws of the state just because they want to?
Given that Planned Parenthood has raked in as much as 40 percent of the monies for women's health care in Texas up until this point, you can see why the dollar is driving them to try and force the state to keep them financially afloat.
In fact, they sought Pres. Obama's help in the matter and he cut all federal funding to Texas for women's health care in order to appease this group. So where was the concern for women's health then?
Texas, however, didn't budge even under the threat of cut funding, opting to use state funds instead to maintain their freedom and honor taxpayers wishes on the matter.
When Obama's approach failed, Planned Parenthood sought to get a ban on the new Texas law, enlisting the help of an Austin federal judge named Lee Yeakel.
Less than 24 hours ago, they were able to get Yeakel to issue an injunction against the law and Texas, so PP could start getting funding again until the matter worked its way through the courts.
Now Texas has dealt the abortion provider another blow, thanks to Judge Smith.
Judge Smith overruled the injunction ban on Texas Yeakel put into place, freeing Texas to ban away again against PP. And the abortion providing agency has until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to issue their legal response.
Texas doesn't want the abortion provider's services anymore, obviously. And this latest stay ruling by Judge Smith is definitely a win for Texas and all those who oppose abortion as a means of birth control.
The state feels the federal government and PP shouldn't be the one calling the shots for women's health care in their state, and they are taking a stand against that infringement upon their citizens' best interests.
No woman in Texas will suffer the loss of medical care just because Planned Parenthood can't provide it, however, as all the legitimate medical providers still offer services. In fact, persons needing to find a new health care provider now that Planned Parenthood is no longer an option is asked to call 1-800-335-8957.