No matter anyone’s views on abortion, taxpayers should not be funding multi-billion-dollar abortion mill Planned Parenthood.
It’s been a tough fight to even get that funding cut off as politicians run scared and judges rule against it.
But a federal court delivered one ruling that has Joe Biden and Planned Parenthood up in arms.
It will be years until we know the actual count, but there is no doubt the Supreme Court’s decision last June overturning Roe v. Wade will save hundreds of thousands of lives in just the next few years.
Abortion is NOT a Constitutional right
Already a number of states have pro-life laws on the books that were triggered as soon as Roe was overturned.
And more states are passing restrictions on the murder of the pre-born every day.
Now there is also some great news for life coming out of the courts.
A federal court in Florida has reinstated a 2016 state law allowing the state to strip taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood.
The court cited the overturning of Roe v. Wade as justification for the welcome action.
United States District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida issued an order in the case of Planned Parenthood et al. v. Joseph Ladapo et al.
Judge Hinkle explained an earlier injunction stopping Florida from enforcing the Planned Parenthood defunding law was based on the incorrect presumption that abortion was a Constitutional right.
That presumption of course was based on the wrongly decided 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.
Not even going to oppose it
The judge noted Roe was overturned last year by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which finally ruled states could ban abortion.
And the law was so clear in this case that Planned Parenthood did not even oppose the judge’s ruling.
They only asked that it not take place before June 1 so that “an orderly transition” away from relying on taxpayer funding can take place.
In victory, the defendants agreed to the delay.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody took to Twitter to celebrate the win, calling Judge Hinkley’s decision a “victory in our case about whether Floridians should be forced to fund Planned Parenthood.”
“The court reinstated what the legislature passed in 2016 — a ban on state funds supporting clinics that provide abortions,” she tweeted.
In 2016, Florida lawmakers passed House Bill 1411, which prohibits taxpayer money from being used to fund abortion clinics unless the abortions were performed on the basis of rape, incest, or life-threatening medical emergency for the mother.
Florida Attorney General vacates earlier decision
In August 2016, a court blocked enforcement of the law, and at the time the Florida government declined an effort to appeal the injunction.
Then, last month, Attorney General Moody announced she was going to vacate the 2016 injunction, citing the overturning of Roe last year as a justification.
“Now that the case at the center of the court’s reasoning has been overturned, we are petitioning the court to vacate the court’s injunction and allow the will of our state’s legislative body and the people who elected them to take effect,” stated Moody in February.
And now it has been overturned, and Florida can finally stop forcing its taxpayers to fund abortions.
Planned Parenthood will have to rely on the billions it makes in the slaughter of children instead.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.