The idiot known as Gov. Bobby Jindal, and a platinum rated reactionary, was ordered to continue sending funds to Planned Parenthood after he cut them off in reaction to the highly edited undercover videos.
A federal judge has ordered Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to continue paying Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's Medicaid reimbursements for the foreseeable future.
The ruling was not unexpected: U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order against the Jindal administration earlier this month. But because temporary restraining orders cannot be appealed, deGravelles needed to convert the temporary restraining order to a more permanent order that Jindal has vowed to take to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
The judge issued the more permanent order, known as a preliminary injunction, late Thursday (Oct. 29). Neither side objected to deGravelles converting the original ruling, which could have been subject to the discovery process and a new round of legal wrangling before deGravelles.
Both sides are likely to do the wrangling at the U.S. Court of Appeals rather than at district level. The Jindal administration is being represented by the governor's former executive counsel, Jimmy Faircloth.
"This ruling is a victory for the 5,200 people in Louisiana who rely on Planned Parenthood for essential health care," said Melissa Flournoy, Louisiana State Director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. "It is offensive that Gov. Jindal continues to play political games with women's health care -- doing everything in his power to ban abortions and eliminate access to care. He cannot drown out the voices of Louisianans who want access to STI testing, birth control, and lifesaving cancer screenings. We are not going anywhere."