Texas cuts Planned Parenthood

Texas cuts Planned Parenthood

Earlier this week on Monday, A judge in the state of Texas ruled that a new state-funded health funded program for women can legally cut Planned Parenthood out. In what would seem as a deliberate and successful attempt to remove Planned Parenthood from the state of Texas, the state of Texas had decided to starts its own fully managed Women’s health program that does not include Planned Parenthood.

Earlier this year when the State decided to cut the funding to Planned Parenthood, which provided services to low-income women The federal government warned that if the state modified its  Medicaid coverage

Governor Rick Perry starts new Women’s Health Program that excludes Planned Parenthood

, and Planned parenthood out of its program it risked loosing funding from the government, which accounts for 90% of the programs funding. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had issued an official warning to the state if it violated the Medicaid rules issued to state while receiving federal funding for Medicaid it would risk loosing its funding. Governor Rick Perry (R) still did not adhere to the Federal warning, and kept his decision in regards to removing Planned Parenthood funding.

As a result Governor Rick Perry (R) established a New women’s health program to be fully funded by the state of Texas. This program complete excludes Planned Parenthood from its program. In Texas Planned Parenthood servers about 65,000 women. Additionally  Judge Gary Harger on Monday ruled, “Texas’s state-funded program can immediately exclude any contractor that is affiliated with an abortion provider.”

In a statement a spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated “The Texas Attorney General’s office will continue to defend the Texas Legislature’s decision to prohibit abortion providers and their affiliates from receiving taxpayer dollars through the Women’s Health Program.”

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