POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 9:14pm
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas cannot ban Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds, at least until a lower court has a chance to hear formal arguments.
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday with a lower court that there's sufficient evidence the state's law banning Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women's Health Program is unconstitutional. Appellate Judge Jerry Smith had stayed an injunction keeping the law from being enforced earlier this week so the court could review it.
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