Regardless of the legality of abortion, no clinic should receive taxpayers’ money to do it.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin last year urged her state’s health care authority to end Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. CEO Nico Gomez decided to do just that.
Gomez made the announcement on Wednesday, though he informed the abortion mill earlier.
“My decision in February was made based upon what I firmly believe to be the best interests of this agency going forward,” he told the Associated Press.
Gov. Fallin urged the defunding because of billing errors, but the severed contracts might result in fewer aborted babies. This procedure isn’t health care, and women who want to kill their own children can at least pay for the deaths themselves.
Alliance Defending Freedom Attorney Kellie Fiedorek said in a statement that the governor “is right to recognize that taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business. Oklahomans shouldn’t be forced to give their money to Planned Parenthood, which has a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, not to mention that it has also been caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts and has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls. That tax money should be redirected to trusted health care providers.”
In other potentially lifesaving news, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas has signed a bill to permanently block his constituents’ hard-earned money from going to Planned Parenthood.
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