Ken Paxton

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Statement by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement following a unanimous ruling today from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturning a lower court's preliminary injunction that prevented the State of Texas from enforcing a state law prohibiting abortion providers and their affiliates from receiving taxpayer dollars through the Women's Health Program:

"Today a unanimous appeals court rightfully recognized that the taxpayer-funded Women's Health Program is not required to subsidize organizations that advocate for elective abortion. We are encouraged by today's decision and will continue to defend the Women's Health Program in court."