“In 2011, the Texas Legislature defunded Planned Parenthood $29 million per year in taxpayer dollars. This past session, the Legislature went further and removed Planned Parenthood from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program, shifting $1.4 million to other providers. And now Planned Parenthood has finally been cut out of the Texas Medicaid Program, from which they were receiving nearly $2 million a year,” said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “We are pleased that Planned Parenthood will no longer be receiving these taxpayer dollars, while the Gov. Abbott and the Texas Legislature are funding women’s health services at historically high levels through thousands of better providers.”
“To find out that this culture of death is now leading to the sale – this is no different than what happened in Nazi Germany,” said Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, a Parker Republican who is a leading anti-abortion lawmaker, at the rally sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Life.
The Texas Alliance for Life, pro-life group, rallied on the steps of the Texas Capitol Tuesday morning in response to the recent videos released showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal organs.
State officials also called for an invite-only hearing before the Senate health committee to “examine the business practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas,” and to investigate whether state or federal laws are being broken by Planned Parenthood as it relates to the donation and/or sale of fetal tissue.”