“We are very encouraged,” said Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life. “We believe it is high time for the state’s inspectors to visit the few dozen Planned Parenthood sites in Texas to gather evidence of Medicaid fraud.”
“We’re very pleased with the news that the state of Texas is cutting Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program,” said Joe Pojman, Texas Alliance for Life.
Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion Texas Alliance for Life, said Monday’s announcement marked only the beginning of the final step in what has been a long process to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
According to Pojman, there’s really no justification for giving money to Planned Parenthood because the services it offers – with the exception of abortions – are already available elsewhere. “There are thousands of other providers … of women’s health services and they’re located all across the state,” he says, “and [they] do a far better job than Planned Parenthood does.”
The Texas Alliance for Life, which opposes abortion, said it has compiled data showing the organization receives about $2 million a year from the federal program.