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Judge rules against Texas in women’s care dispute

WACO, Texas — A ­Texas request to force the US Health and Human Services Department to continue funding its women’s health program was denied Friday, as a judge sided with federal authorities who say the state’s exclusion of Planned Parenthood violates HHS guidelines.

US District Judge Walter Smith’s ruling will not affect the state’s decision to move forward next year with an entirely state-funded program, though the state was also seeking to keep its federal funding, said Stephanie Goodman, a spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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