FLORIDA BECOMES ELEVENTH US STATE TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Scandals riddling abortion giant continue motivating states to cut funding
by Bradley Eli, M.Div., MA.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com • April 1, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Governor Rick Scott is signing into law a bill making Florida the eleventh state to defund Planned Parenthood.
The previous ten states to recently defund Planned Parenthood are: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Ohio. Mississippi is expected to follow suit.
The surge in states drafting legislation to defund the abortion giant follows the release in July of a series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s criminal activities, which includes the harvesting body parts from aborted babies.
As ChurchMilitant.com reported last month, Florida legislation, which would restrict funding and tighten regulations on abortion facilities, had been approved in the state congress and was awaiting the governor’s approval to become law. With the recent signature of Gov. Scott, the new law will take effect July 1.
Mississippi may soon be the twelfth state to cease funding the abortion giant as its state house of representatives passed an amended draft Tuesday of Senate Bill 2238 targeting Planned Parenthood. The bill is returning to the state senate for approval.
Mississippi’s Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday,
The taxpayers of the state of Mississippi do not want and should not be forced to spend money on Planned Parenthood. This legislation ensures taxpayers’ dollars are funding services that support women’s health through family planning needs, reducing the teen pregnancy rate and lowering the infant mortality rate.
Following Ohio’s approval of legislation to cease funding Planned Parenthood, Casey Mattox, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom remarked,
Taxpayer dollars should not go to organizations with a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, that have been caught in authenticated undercover videos negotiating prices for baby body parts, and that have repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls.
Since videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s nefarious practices were released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) more than a dozen state governments and the U.S. Congress have begun investigating the abortion giant.
Planned Parenthood currently receives more than 500 million dollars of taxpayer money each year to slaughter the unborn.
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