Texas Right to Life calls for tax-payer relief from abortion funding

AUSTIN (February 20, 2014) Today, at the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee meeting,  Texas Right to Life testified and revealed that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry continue to receive taxpayer funds, despite strong public sentiment against the practice.

Texas voters have been extremely vocal against utilizing state funds to foot the bill for abortions, and their elected officials have responded. Numerous policies have been enacted to ensure abortion clinics and their affiliates do not benefit from the taxpayer dollars that are meant to financially under-gird various state-funded programs. Despite public sentiment or existing laws, Planned Parenthood has crept around these laws and capitalized on lesser-regulated funding streams.

Texas Right to Life revealed the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is still receiving large portions of state funding. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings program does not contain a Pro-Life policy to keep the abortion industry out.  Deceptively, Planned Parenthood is using this program to siphon money from the Texas taxpayer.  Likewise, even though it was recently discovered that Planned Parenthood does not own a single mammogram machine, Planned Parenthood continues to embrace the opportunity to line their pockets.

In 2012 alone, Planned Parenthood received $3.5 million in funds through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings program. Without fail, they have continued to receive funds. In the first two months of 2014, the abortion giant has received more than $612,000 of taxpayer funds.

However, the abortion mammoth has not had enough; the industry thrust itself at the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee to get more money, and Texas Right to Life witnessed the abortion force invoke the same old protest and bully tactics to fulfill their agenda. 

Lacking unity, Planned Parenthood and NARAL charged the Senate HHS Committee pursuing two radically different intents. With only its bottom line in mind, Planned Parenthood lobbied the committee to gain more funding from the state while NARAL argued for the immediate halt and repeal of Pro-Life laws.

To the committee, Texas Right to Life proposed that all of the various women’s health programs under the committee's control be brought under the supervision of a singular government office. Unifying the multiple programs into one would promote increased efficiency and a decrease in waste and overlap. Such an entity would also allow for an integrated and comprehensive set of funding restrictions to govern all the programs aimed to promote and protect women's health.

The abortion industry’s disjointed tactics are nothing new to Texas Right to Life.  As previously witnessed, these crusaders of abortion continue to cloud the water of truth through mixed messages, rants, and objections.  They promote the propaganda of their abortion agenda at the cost of Pro-Life Texas taxpayers.