Monday, December 28, 2015

Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Off in Utah & Texas

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups permits Utah to redirect funding from Planned Parenthood Association of Utah while the state battles the abortionist in court to permanently divert all pass-through federal funds away from Planned Parenthood.  And Texas continues its series of measures to defund the abortionist as the Texas Department of State Health Services suddenly notified Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast that over $600,000 in funding will now be diverted to other medical service providers.

For background, read Oklahoma Gov. Terminates Payments to Planned Parenthood for Ripping off Taxpayers

Also read ObamaCare Funnels $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

And read Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

-- From "Judge Allows Utah To Stop Funding Planned Parenthood" by Brian Grimmett, KUER-FM90.1 (NPR Utah) 12/22/15

After seeing the release of secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue collection, Utah Governor Gary Herbert ordered the state to end $275 thousand dollars worth of contracts with Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. The money helps the organization provide after school sex education and sexually transmitted disease testing programs. Utah’s Planned Parenthood officials asked a federal judge to block the move, but he denied that request on Tuesday. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups writes that the very nature of the Governor’s position gives him the discretion to decide which programs are in the state’s best interest.

Utah is one of several states that has moved to cut funding to Planned Parenthood chapters. Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana have done the same.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids.

From "Utah court rules in favor of Governor in Planned Parenthood lawsuit" by Melissa Anderson and Aimee Edwards, KCSG-TV14 (Cedar City, Utah) 12/22/15

. . . four contracts that are federally funded where Utah acts as the intermediary to pass the funds through to the plaintiff, will not be renewed.

The courts decision to side with Governor Herbert means that Planned Parenthood of Utah will lose those contracts after December 31, 2015.

Following [the Gov. Herbert] August decision, Planned Parenthood filed suit and a temporary restraining order against the governor stating that by terminating the contracts, they are being penalized for exercising the right to perform abortions. Their lawsuit states the action is unconstitutional. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims there is no case law to support the entity engaged in illegal conduct, therefore there is no violation of any law through the right of association.

The Governor has said he will redirect the funding to other qualified providers . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge allows Utah to block federal funds to Planned Parenthood chapter while lawsuit continues" by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press 12/22/15

Even though the Utah [Planned Parenthood] group has not engaged in wrongdoing, it is affiliated with other Planned Parenthood entities "that have allegedly engaged in illegal conduct," Waddoups said in his ruling.

The judge said Utah's government has an interest "in avoiding the appearance of corruption," and any harm from ending the contracts is outweighed by the risk to the state if it's denied its right to end contracts at will.

Allowing the contracts to continue, Waddoups said, could reasonably be perceived by Utah citizens as approval of wrongful conduct.

In Utah, the federal funding is a small portion of the local [Planned Parenthood] organization's $8 million budget. It also receives money through federal contracts, fees from clients, insurance and contributions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Health Officials Cut Funding To Planned Parenthood" by Leah Gardiner, West Texas News 12/24/15

Texas health officials recently released a statement saying that the department has cut federal funding to a Houston affiliate of Planned Parenthood for a nearly three-decade-old HIV prevention program [for HIV testing, counseling, condom distribution and referral consultations].

Republican leaders have been making several efforts to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released videos showing officials of the reproductive health agency negotiating prices for fetal tissues from abortions it performs.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas gov't cuts HIV prevention funding for Planned Parenthood affiliate" posted at Bonham Journal 12/25/15

Texas health representatives were terse when asked about why they made a decision to cut off funding.

In a letter sent to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on Monday, state officials said the $600,000 annual grant set to expire on December 31 will be cut off indefinitely.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Drops Planned Parenthood From HIV Prevention Program" by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune 12/22/15

Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program.

The long-standing grant, which funds HIV testing and prevention services, was set to expire on Dec. 31, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.

The contract is federally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but managed by the state. A spokeswoman for the CDC said she was unaware of the state’s notice and did not immediately provide comment.

It’s unclear whether the state will reallocate the funds to a different provider in the area. A health department spokesman on Tuesday said the state was “working with local health departments in the area to continue to provide these services.”

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Planned Parenthood Illegally Dumps Babies in Landfills in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina

Four Abortionists Charged in Indiana: Rape, Murder

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth