May 23, 2011 Print

Several States Work to Defund Planned Parenthood

by CitizenLink Team

Two weeks after Indiana stopped all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, the abortion business has filed suit to get the money flowing again. And the Obama administration has indicated it may intervene.

Meanwhile, several states have passed or are looking to pass similar pro-life measures.

In Kansas, the 2012 budget blocks federal family planning money from flowing to Planned Parenthood.

The North Carolina House has approved a budget that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving state funding.

Oklahoma’s SB 709, which would remove some funding from Planned Parenthood, is in conference committee.

The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that would pull Title X family planning funds from all “third-party providers” — namely Planned Parenthood.

In Texas, a proposed budget that cuts more than $61 million for family planning is in conference committee.

Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee recently voted to block family planning funds from going to any group that sells abortions or offers referrals for abortions.

“It’s morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of … pro-life Americans and use them to subsidize the largest abortion provider in America,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., who is working to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level.

Analysis: A case to defund Planned Parenthood.


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