As awareness of the recent controversial Planned Parenthood
videos goes up, so does support for the Congressional Republicans' plan.
After videos were released depicting Planned Parenthood
officials across the nation discussing how their providers obtain fetal tissue for medical research, the state moved to cut Medicaid funding from the women's health organization.
The biggest shift in views of Planned Parenthood
since 1993 has taken place among Republicans.
As of late August, no federal law had defunded Planned Parenthood
, though Alabama, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Arkansas and Utah had defunded the organization at the state level.
is seeking a permanent injunction that would prevent the funding from being cut.
These contracts have been in place for 40 years, with great benefits for not only Planned Parenthood
patients but for our communities and our state.
So, the questions before us are: 1) how can we achieve our goal of defunding Planned Parenthood
and educating the public about their massive abortion business; and 2) how can we avoid missteps that will actually hurt our efforts?
health centers in Texas say they do not currently donate fetal tissue, but the Houston affiliate did in 2010 as part of a research study with the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Closer analysis actually shows our doctors stating repeatedly that Planned Parenthood
does not profit from fetal tissue donated toward potentially lifesaving research, and that these donations are made at the request and with the consent of our patients.
If anyone is showing "a total lack of compassion and dignity," it would seem to be Planned Parenthood
, who joke about fetal parts in a glass dish on a light table and haggle over procurement prices for intact fetuses over a few glasses of red wine.
has spent much of the last few years demanding that taxpayers add millions more to their coffers, citing their non-profit status and so-called focus on women's health," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List.
1, Komen said it was ending grants to Planned Parenthood
due to a current investigation by Congress to see if the organization is using federal funds for abortions, which would violate federal law.