Obama Blocks Planned Parenthood De-Funding in TexasDecember 15, 2011 No Comments
December 15, 2011 | LifeNews.com
(LifeNews.com) – The Obama administration is coming under more fire from pro-life advocates for blocking Texas’ plan to run a women’s health initiative without funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
On Monday, the Obama Administration refused to renew funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program (WHP) because of new state rules that disqualify abortion business affiliates from participation. The WHP encompasses Medicaid family planning services for low income women. The program started through authorizing legislation in 2005 and was renewed in the recent 82nd Legislative Session with new pro-life rules.
The Texas legislature voted to cut Planned Parenthood and about $64 million in taxpayer funding from the program and direct the funding instead of women’s health initiatives that do not include abortion. But the Obama administration turned down a request from Texas to run its Title X family planning program that way.
“President Obama has proven time and again that he will exert whatever force necessary to ensure that his abortion ally Planned Parenthood continues to receive taxpayer subsidies,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This includes brazenly defying the will of states to make their own decisions as to where they send taxpayer funding. Once again the most pro-abortion President in our country’s history has shown his allegiance to Planned Parenthood is unwavering.”
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