Texas Cancels Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Contracts

Texas health officials sent a letter to every Planned Parenthood affiliate in Texas informing them that the state was canceling the organization’s Medicaid contracts immeditaely due to violations discovered after a series of videos regarding the sale of fetal tissue were published.


“The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas and the barbaric practice must be brought to an end,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood vowed to fight back, though it did not say whether it would mount a legal challenge.

Abbott is one of several Republican governors who have moved to strip the organization’s government funding since an anti-abortion group released the secretly recorded videos last summer about how Planned Parenthood handles the tissue of aborted fetuses used for medical research.