Path To Defunding Planned Parenthood

Jul 12, 2017

Texas may have found a way to partially defund Planned Parenthood. The state is asking the Trump Administration to approve its request to exclude abortion providers from receiving federal Medicaid funding. Planned Parenthood receives funding through Medicaid and a Title X family planning programs. By excluding abortion providers, Texas would be able to get $35 million a year that the Obama Administration withheld because Texas refused to fund Planned Parenthood. Texas would use the $35 million to fund its own Healthy Texas Women program.