Planned Parenthood Dropped From Infant Food Program in Oklahoma
by Steven Ertelt | Oklahoma City, OK | LifeNews.com | 10/4/12 7:26 PM
Why should the nation’s biggest abortion business be involved in a taxpayer-funded program that provides food for low income women and children? That’s the question officials in Oklahoma asked themselves. They answered it by dropping the abortion giant and having tax dollars go to legitimate agencies helping women and children in need.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has ended its WIC contract with Planned Parenthood, whose CEO thinks the decision was politically motivated. The letter from the Health Department to Planned Parenthood is signed by Chief of WIC Services Terry Bryce and dated September 27 and says the contract will not be renewed and is ending September 30, but gives an extension to the end of the year.
Abortion business CEO Jill June told the Tulsa newspaper, “We’re going to do whatever we can to preserve our ability to continue to serve these women and children, because we know that’s what they want and we know that we are a very good provider.”
The WIC program brings in 3,000 people a month to the abortion giant, and will help women and children find the same services at a location that does not also refer women for abortions.
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The Tulsa paper provided more information:
“This is a renewal period, and the agency has taken the option not to renew based on the needs of the Health Department, the contractor’s performance and funding availability,” according to a statement the department released.
The WIC program uses federal funds to provide food vouchers to low-income pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, and infants and children younger than 5.
The letter does not give a reason for ending the contract.
“I think we deserve some answers, but, more importantly, the women who come to Planned Parenthood, they shouldn’t be caught up in what I fear is a political attack,” June said.