No more Texas cash for you, Planned Parenthood

Monday, October 19, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

TexasTexas is moving to eliminate Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood clinics and instead send the money elsewhere.

The Texas HHS Commission sent letters to the various Planned Parenthood businesses throughout the state putting them on notice that the funds are being terminated. That move comes after the release of numerous undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting of aborted babies' body parts and selling them for research.

But Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life tells OneNewsNow there's more to the story in Texas where two lawsuits have been filed against the leading abortion-provider in the nation based on charges of Medicaid fraud.

"One of them has been settled and Planned Parenthood had to pay millions of dollars to settle that," he informs. "There's also allegations of other types of fraud that Planned Parenthood is engaging in that hasn't even been discussed publicly yet."

Quoting from the five-page letter sent to the organization, Planned Parenthood is potentially "liable, directly or by affiliation, for a series of serious Medicaid program violations."

Pojman

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."

In Louisiana, which is also part of the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast district, a federal judge has ordered that Medicaid funding continue to be provided to the organization for 14 days pending another hearing and ruling.

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