A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions
We wrote about this stealthily-passed anti-abortion law here. Planned Parenthood pledged to challenged it as soon as Scott Walker signed it, and it looks like doing so paid off—at least until July 17th, when a fuller hearing will be held. The judge said that “there is a troubling lack of justification for the hospital admitting privileges requirement.”
22:29 // 1 year ago
Judge says anti-Planned Parenthood law is unconstitutional
- february On February 24th, the Texas health services department decided to turn down millions of dollars in grant money, in an effort to defund the then-heavy-in-the-news Planned Parenthood.
- march Planned Parenthood of West Texas announced its Odessa clinic would close on March 9. The Midland clinic remains open, but now women pay out-of-pocket for some services.
- april A federal judge ruled the new law, which removed Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program, unconstitutional over details in the anti-abortion language. source
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16:55 // 2 years ago
I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it. I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve. However, the decision to update our granting model was made before I joined Komen, and the controversy related to Planned Parenthood has long been a concern to the organization. Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone’s political beliefs or ideology. Rather, both were based on Komen’s mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy. I believe that Komen, like any other nonprofit organization, has the right and the responsibility to set criteria and highest standards for how and to whom it grants.
What was a thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision – one that would have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact – has unfortunately been turned into something about politics. This is entirely untrue. This development should sadden us all greatly.
A fuller quote tells a slightly more in-depth story than the quote the AP used. Note the italicized part.
11:06 // 2 years ago