Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official over the weekend as he signed a bill that cuts $1.2 million in taxpayer funding from the Texas affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business.
After a month of negotiating the state’s two-year budget, the Texas Legislature’s new proposal cuts Planned Parenthood from its Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. The decision to cut the abortion giant from the program makes sense, in part because Planned Parenthood does abortions and abortions have been linked in dozens of studies to increasing the risk for breast cancer.
Planned Parenthood received $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars under the program last year — but no longer now that Abbott has signed the budget into law.
Despite Abbott signing off on the proposal, Planned Parenthood vowed to keep a presence in Texas. In this plan, lawmakers added a provision to prohibit clinics affiliated with abortion providers from receiving breast and cervical screening funding.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings provision nixes the last taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood will receive in Texas.
The budget plan eliminating Planned Parenthood from the screening program takes effect Sept. 1.
According to Planned Parenthood’s own figures, it is doing more abortions and helping fewer women with cancer screenings.
The abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2013 annual report in December and the new numbers indicate it did more abortions than the year before — killing 327,653 babies in abortions while taking in millions in taxpayer funds. The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012.
In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions.While abortions rose, Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%.
Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and contraceptive services dropped by 4%.
ACTION: Thank Governor Greg Abbott for signing the budget into law and cutting funds to Planned Parenthood.