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Engel Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Texas From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Engel Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Texas From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, released the following statement regarding a federal judge's ruling for Planned Parenthood:

"Over the past two years, Planned Parenthood has faced an onslaught of deceitful accusations, political attacks and, heartbreakingly, even outright violence. I was pleased to learn of Judge Sam Sparks' ruling, and I hope it puts an end to the senseless assaults on this organization that serves so many."

Background: Last year, Texas blocked Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in response to disproven allegations against the organization. Judge Sparks' ruling overrides that block.