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9th Circuit Court hands Donald Trump a victory in fight over Planned Parenthood funding

June 20, 2019

  Back in February Donald Trump announced a rule change to the Title X program which would cut a rather small portion of Planned Parenthood’s funding. Of course the lawsuits began to line up and shortly before the rule change took effect a judge in Oregon blocked it.

  It is now being reported here that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed Donald Trump a victory by allowing the rule to go into effect. Here is more:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Trump administration’s restrictions on family planning funds could go into effect, a move that would cut off millions of dollars from organizations like Planned Parenthood that provide abortions.

The Trump administration’s rules had been temporarily blocked nationwide by federal judges in Oregon and Washington, and statewide in California. On Thursday, a panel of judges in the 9th Circuit granted the request 3-0 from the Trump administration to block the preliminary injunctions, saying the different lawsuits underway needed to play out.

  This is far from over, the lawsuits will continue and here is what Planned Parenthood had to say about this decision:

“We will be immediately seeking emergency relief from the Court of Appeals … We will continue to fight the Trump administration in the courts and alongside champions in Congress to protect everyone’s fundamental right to healthcare,” she said in a statement.

  But just as importantly, this is the second victory the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed Donald Trump recently because back in May the appeals court ruled in his favor on immigration. Donald Trump has been quietly trying to remake the lower courts and this could be an indication of the how successful he has been at it.

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