Appeals court blocks Planned Parenthood ruing in Texas dispute

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Posted: May 01, 2012 9:43 AM
Appeals court blocks Planned Parenthood ruing in Texas dispute

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday granted the State of Texas an emergency stay of a lower court's ruling that had blocked a ban of state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics and ended the organization's health services for poor women because the organization provides abortions.

The ruling comes one day after a U.S. District Court judge had had issued a ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood in the dispute with the state.

(Reporting by Corrie MacLaggan; writing by Dan Burns; editing by Doina Chiacu)