Alabama’s Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is choking off funds for Planned Parenthood under Medicaid, the third state to move against the organization amid a controversy over the group’s sale of fetal tissue.
The decision, announced Thursday, follows a similar move in Louisiana to cancel the Medicaid contract there.
Separately, New Hampshire’s executive council rejected a family planning contract for Planned Parenthood, The Hill reports.
A Senate vote to defund the group federally failed Monday.
“The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been exposed to Americans, and I have terminated any association with the organization in Alabama,” Bentley said in a statement.
“As a doctor and Alabama’s Governor, the issue of human life, from conception to birth and beyond, is extremely important to me. I respect human life, and I do not want Alabama to be associated with an organization that does not.”