Planned Parenthood Feeling Pinch of De-funding Measures

By:  Dave Bohon
06/23/2011
       

Planned Parenthood is beginning to feel the results of votes by state legislatures to cut its tax funding, along with cuts in Title X monies at the federal level. In Indiana, a state law cutting Medicaid funding for the abortion provider went into effect in early May. State laws cutting funding to clinics that perform abortions have also been implemented in Kansas and North Carolina, and Wisconsin’s pro-life Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign a state budget that includes similar funding cuts. In Indiana, reported LifeSite News, “Planned Parenthood has already lost access to $1.3 million in family planning funds that [the state] used to pay to the abortion provider.” That funding dried up after Governor Mitch Daniels affixed his signature to H.B. 1210, which prohibits “family planning” groups which also provide abortions — such as Planned Parenthood — from receiving state funds.
 

Planned Parenthood is beginning to feel the results of votes by state legislatures to cut its tax funding, along with cuts in Title X monies at the federal level. In Indiana, a state law cutting Medicaid funding for the abortion provider went into effect in early May. State laws cutting funding to clinics that perform abortions have also been implemented in Kansas and North Carolina, and Wisconsin’s pro-life Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign a state budget that includes similar funding cuts. In Indiana, reported LifeSite News, “Planned Parenthood has already lost access to $1.3 million in family planning funds that [the state] used to pay to the abortion provider.” That funding dried up after Governor Mitch Daniels affixed his signature to H.B. 1210, which prohibits “family planning” groups which also provide abortions — such as Planned Parenthood — from receiving state funds.

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