ICYMI: Governor Abbott Discusses Ending Medicaid Funding To Planned Parenthood In Texas

October 20, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom to discuss Texas' decision to eliminate taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood affiliates across the state. In addition to detailing Planned Parenthood's numerous state and federal legal violations, Governor Abbott affirmed Texas' commitment to providing safe healthcare for women while protecting the unborn.

“The Inspector General for Medicaid in Texas uncovered several legal violations by Planned Parenthood,” said Governor Abbott in the interview. “There is evidence that Planned Parenthood altered the abortion procedure in order to obtain fetal tissue. This violates both federal law as well as state law. Second, the Inspector General found evidence where Planned Parenthood allowed unsanitary conditions that could cause the spread of infectious diseases. Third, is the fact that Planned Parenthood has already previously been found in violation of Medicaid fraud for billing for items and services that were either unnecessary or never provided and the Inspector General says he has uncovered more instances of these types of violations.”

Watch Governor Abbott's interview.