Forget Texas. Don't mess with Planned Parenthood! The provider will remain a part of Texas' women's health program thanks to a restraining order that is stymieing the state's plans to eliminate the organization from their state programs. This comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the organization conjures the federal government, which supersedes the powers of the Lonestar state.
Planned Parenthood is among the largest providers women's health and family planning services in the nation. Contrary to what propagandists on the far right want you to believe, abortions aren't a large percentage of the services offered by PP. Mammograms, preventative health care, and other absolutely necessary services are provided by this women's health care organization.
Kudos goes to the State District Judge Amy Clark-Mechum for issuing the restraining order that's keeping PP in Texas. Without this judge's fair eye for justice, there would be a big problem with available health care for women in the state, and while women may be nothing more than a commodity to the republicans, they are human beings and Americans who deserve to have available preventative health care.
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