Good news for women and, specifically, Planned Parenthood in Texas yesterday.
Earlier this week, Republican Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith issued an unusual single-judge order staying another judge’s decision suspending a Texas law that cuts off funding for Planned Parenthood. Today, a three-judge panel of the same court, which includes Judge Smith, lifted Smith’s order — meaning that the Texas anti-Planned Parenthood law is suspended once again.
Remarkable that it’s come down to this. Small bits of breathing room from level-headed panels of judges. It’s also worth noting that Texas Planned Parenthood is probably the most endangered of any state.