Texas lawmakers removed abortion mill Planned Parenthood from the Healthy Texas Woman program for low-income women in 2011.
Now the legislature has awarded a contract to The Heidi Group, an organization whose mission is to protect unborn babies rather than kill them.
The woman who runs the organization, Carol Everett, used to be pro-abortion. Her pro-life group will receive $1.6 million — money that would have gone to Planned Parenthood. From Life News:
Texas Planned Parenthood officials already complained about the new contract, calling it “hard-earned tax dollars in support of their anti-abortion agenda,” the AP reports.
However, state officials called the pro-life organization’s proposal “one of the most robust of any of those who applied for the grants.” Everett added that her organization will not push ideologies; instead, it will serve rural, low-income women in more than 40 counties by ensuring that they have access to quality health care.
Pro-lifers certainly would prefer their “hard-earned” money going toward preserving life rather than snuffing it out.
The Heidi Group helps women find health care providers but excludes facilities that kill the unborn.
When Texas lawmakers cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, abortion activists claimed that the cuts would reduce women’s access to health care. However, state officials told the AP that the new Healthy Texas Women program will expand access for women across the state.