Defund Planned Parenthood: Contact Congress
Women have real choices when it comes to finding health care—they don't need Planned Parenthood. It's time to defund the abortion giant and redirect taxpayer dollars to better options for women. Click on your state to learn more about what it's doing to defund Planned Parenthood and make your voice heard by contacting Congress and sharing the map graphic (where available – more to come!) to show the truth that women have plenty of alternatives to Planned Parenthood.
Indiana’s denial of other funding to Planned Parenthood was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
A federal appeals court ruled that Kansas could strip funding to these two Planned Parenthood clinics, and Planned Parenthood dropped its legal challenge in May of 2014
In January 2016, Gov. Sam Brownback announced in his state of the state address that Kansas would be cutting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid provider agreement, vowing “No more Kansas Medicaid dollars will go to Planned Parenthood.”
In August 2015 New Hampshire cancelled over $600,000 in state grants to Planned Parenthood.
In February 2016, Ohio enacted a law re-directing an estimated $1.3 million in federal Title X funds from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood to healthcare facilities prioritizing primary and preventive care.
In November 2015, after an investigation revealed Planned Parenthood affiliates were overbilling Oklahoma’s Medicaid program by 14-20%, Gov. Mary Fallin called upon the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority to terminate the abortion giant’s Medicaid provider agreement.
In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed a series of amendments to the budget which cut Planned Parenthood funding by approximately $47 million.
Texas also defunded Planned Parenthood and others doing elective abortions from their Medicaid Women's Health Program. The federal government stripped Texas of their Women’s Health Program Medicaid funding, but Texas funded the program with state tax dollars in order to preserve their ban on Planned Parenthood Funding. Texas’s exclusion of Planned Parenthood was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Texas also does not allow Title X Family Planning funds to go to abortion providers. The law sets forth specific requirements for separation of family planning agencies from abortion providers and prioritizes family planning funds to public entities and private organizations that, unlike Planned Parenthood, provide comprehensive health care.
In May 2015, Texas reallocated its state taxpayer funds for breast and cervical cancer services to prioritize other clinics providing more comprehensive services over Planned Parenthood and other family planning centers for receiving grants.In October 2015, Gov. Greg Abbot barred Planned Parenthood from receiving state Medicaid money, citing the abortion giant’s waste and abuse of state Medicaid funds – including a $4.3 million settlement for overbilling – and barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast affiliate, captured by the Center for Medical Progress videos
In February 2015, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law two bills cutting Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer subsidies. They re-direct Title X funds to worthier healthcare providers, and require Planned Parenthood to bill the government at actual acquisition costs for the contraception they distribute. Together, the bills will cut an estimated $8 million per year from Planned Parenthood.
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* Data in maps based on information provided by https://www.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/medicare-learning-network-mln/mlnproducts/downloads/rhclistbyprovidername.pdf (last visited Sept. 3, 2015) and http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/data/datadownload/hccdownload.aspx (last visited Sept. 3, 2015)