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Court: Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood Funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials are vowing to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after a federal court sided with the state in a challenge over a new law that bans clinics affiliated with abortion providers from getting money through a women's health program.
    
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans late Tuesday reversed a federal judge's temporary injunction that was allowing the funding to continue pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood's challenge to the law.
    
The funding is part of the Texas Women's Health Program. Planned Parenthood provides services like cancer screenings - but not abortions - to about half of the 130,000 low-income women enrolled.
    
The federal government also opposes the state law. It's phasing out federal funding, which covered 90 percent of the $40 million program.

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