Engel Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Texas From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Feb 22, 2017

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.

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Please note this statement was originally published on February 22, 2017 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.