Judicial Agenda: Court Forces Utah, and Texas, to Fund Planned Parenthood Even After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts

Update [ed. This judicial unraveling of state laws and states’ rights is happening at an increasing rate. Several states which defunded Planned Parenthood are being FORCED to fund this ‘non-profit’ life-destroying organization.]  A federal court temporarily thwarted Utah’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood on Wednesday amid outrage about the abortion giant selling aborted babies’ body parts. The disappointing decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court reverses a federal judge’s ruling last week that gave Utah Gov. Gary Herbert the okay to take away taxpayer funding from the abortion group, The Hill reports. The court’s temporary injunction will remain in place until it hears the challenge by Planned Parenthood’s Utah affiliate, according to the report. Despite the temporary setback, Herbert spokesman Jon Cox said in a statement on Wednesday that they hope to achieve a victory in the end. “The governor is confident that once the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has the opportunity to look closely at the legal issues in this case, like Judge Waddoups, they will reach the same decision and agree that it is contrary to the public’s best interest to remove the governor’s discretion to make contract decisions on behalf of the state,” he said. The Utah abortion affiliate receives about $275,000 in taxpayer funding each year. Herbert previously said he plans to redirect the funding to community health providers “to provide the same kind of health care to women that Planned Parenthood was doing” – without funding abortions. Read remainder of article at link below. [31 Dec 2015, http://www.lifenews.com/2015/12/31/court-forces-utah-to-fund-planned-parenthood-even-after-it-sells-aborted-baby-parts/ ]   Judge Lets Utah De-Fund Planned Parenthood After It Sold Aborted Baby Parts Cutting...