“It is unconscionable that our tax dollars, federal and state tax dollars, would go to Planned Parenthood when they are apparently engaging in Medicaid fraud. Breaking laws regarding the sale of the tissue and organs of babies who die from abortion,” Pojman said.
Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion for the court held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman’s right to an abortion.
“What it means is that the state of Texas cannot properly protect the health and safety of women at these substandard abortion facilities. They get a free ride and can perform abortions at a very low standard of care,” said Pojman.
Anti-abortion activists came in by the bus load from across the state. They say the Roe v. Wade decision has claimed the lives of more than 57 million unborn children. Still, they’re hopeful for the future of their cause.
“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.
“Frankly it would be best from the point of view of protecting women’s health and safety that the Supreme Court doesn’t take the case. That would mean the law fully goes into effect,” said Joe Pojman, with the Texas Alliance for Life.