A pro-life champion in Texas is cautioning the nation's largest abortion firm against fighting a new defunding method.
Texas has been a legal battleground with Planned Parenthood over laws passed by the state legislature, but its move to defund the abortion giant was upheld on appeal. Kyleen Wright of Texans for Life Coalition tells OneNewsNow the state will no longer donate to the abortion business through employee paychecks.
"What the state is saying is that you're free to give to Planned Parenthood, of course, but we're not going to facilitate your donations," Wright explains.
Planned Parenthood has previously received roughly $180,000 per year through the deductions, so the organization is again threatening a lawsuit.
"We're not talking about private businesses matching employee contributions or anything like that; we're talking about the state facilitating private donations to Planned Parenthood," Wright clarifies. "The state doesn't need to be in that business, and Planned Parenthood is going to have a hard time challenging that in court successfully."
Arizona has also eliminated the abortion conglomerate from its employee charitable giving program.
In its latest report, Planned Parenthood terminated the lives of over 345,000 preborn babies in 2019, continuing its legacy as the largest abortion chain in the United States.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has blessed Texas with funds to help keep economically deprived women healthy.
The federal government provides state funds to meet the health needs of women living in poverty, but the Obama administration withdrew the funds because it would not fund one element of the abortion cartel: Planned Parenthood.
"Initially this program was funded at 90 percent by the federal government, so substantially subsidized by the federal government," reports Rebecca Parma of Texas Right to Life. "And so with that loss, then-Governor [Rick] Perry (R) decided that rather than compromise on our pro-life principles as a state, instead the program would be fully funded by the state."
The situation began to slowly change as a new president took over at the White House.
"The state requested the restoration of that federal funding, and those talks started in 2017," Parma tells OneNewsNow. "Since then, they've been in discussions, and we found out that the Trump administration had reached an agreement with the state and was going to start providing our state with those federal funds, with $350 million over the next five years."
That is a boon to the clients served by the Healthy Texas Women program, because it provides more services at more locations throughout Texas than Planned Parenthood ever has, and it does so without funding abortion.