Gov. Rick Perry is praising the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to overturn an injunction preventing a Texas law from taking effect. As we reported earlier this evening, the three judge panel issued a ruling tonight that clears the way for the state to cut off Planned Parenthood funding.

Perry released this statement:

“Today’s ruling affirms that Texas’ Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund organizations that promote abortion – including Planned Parenthood. The 5th Circuit’s decision is a win for Texas women, our rule of law and our state’s priority to protect life. We will continue to work with Attorney General Abbott in the fight to defend our state laws.

“Texas will continue providing important health services for women through this program in spite of the Obama Administration’s disregard for our state law and unilateral decision to defund this program.”