Abortion 5th Circuit upholds Texas abortion regulations By Becca Aaronson - The Texas Tribune • Mar 28, 2014 The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the new abortion regulations that were passed in July by the Republican-led Texas Legislature. Gov. Perry: Texas to Immediately Defund Abortion Affiliates in WHP By Press Release • Oct 26, 2012 NPR AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry yesterday released a statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny Planned Parenthood’s request for reconsideration of the Court’s August decision to uphold state law. Perry Shifts View on Abortion By Cooper Welch • Dec 28, 2011 Texas Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Perry is shifting his view on abortion.