Denver Newsroom, Jan 13, 2021 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- Texas will no longer provide Medicaid funds to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, with the last funds ending in February.
“We are grateful that Texas has finally taken the steps to fully remove abortion providers from all state Medicaid funding,” Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, told CNA Jan. 12. “The legislature has acted responsibly to remove funding from the state budget and the recent actions of (the Texas Health and Human Services Commission) to complete the defunding are welcomed by the Catholic Bishops in Texas.”
“Compared to their previous allocations of state dollars, this final reduction of funding is relatively small,” she said. “It will reduce their ability to use the guise of Medicaid funded contraceptive visits to encourage abortion.”