Planned Parenthood is facing funding cuts in Texas. A judge denied a Planned Parenthood request Monday for a temporary restraining order.
It would have extended the organization's ability to participate in the state's women's health program, which provides funding to Planned Parenthood.
Thousands of women will now have to find new state-approved doctors for their annual exams, cancer screenings and birth control. State Representative, Donna Howard is disappointed with the ruling.
"I do find it amazing that we are allowed as a government to make these kinds of decisions that deny any Texan access to the kind of care that they should be getting so, definitely disappointed," said Howard.
A law is going into effect that requires the state to fully fund women's health clinics with the exception of those that are affiliated with abortion providers. Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions at some of its clinics, is asking to be excluded from the law.
A full hearing is scheduled for January 11th.