Texas Gov Greg Abbott Defends De-Funding Planned Parenthood: They’re Lawbreakers

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 20, 2015   |   12:51PM   |   Austin, TX

LifeNews reported yesterday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official and his administration issued a letter ending Medicaid participation for Planned Parenthood affiliates in the State of Texas — effectively cutting their state taxpayer funding.

After Planned Parenthood was caught in a series of 10 videos selling aborted babies and their body parts, Texas Governor Greg Abbott made decision to eliminate state taxpayer funding for the abortion business. One of the expose’ videos caught a Houston, Texas Planned Parenthood arranging for the sales of aborted babies and dissecting babies it had aborted and planned to ship off for sale to a biotech firm.

Abbott’s directive calls for funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of taxpayer money to be eliminated completely, both at the State and local levels.

In an interview with Fox News, Governor Abbott defended that decision — calling the abortion company lawbreakers.

“The Inspector General for Medicaid in Texas uncovered several legal violations by Planned Parenthood,” said Governor Abbott in the interview. “There is evidence that Planned Parenthood altered the abortion procedure in order to obtain fetal tissue. This violates both federal law as well as state law. Second, the Inspector General found evidence where Planned Parenthood allowed unsanitary conditions that could cause the spread of infectious diseases. Third, is the fact that Planned Parenthood has already previously been found in violation of Medicaid fraud for billing for items and services that were either unnecessary or never provided and the Inspector General says he has uncovered more instances of these types of violations.”

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