Republican presidential contender and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal cut off the state flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood on Monday in the wake of undercover videos outlining the alleged sale of baby body parts.
On Monday, the Jindal administration announced that it had cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood on the Gulf Coast. The state Department of Health and Hospitals will no longer send money to the local chapter of the nation’s largest abortionist.
“It has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state,” Jindal said in a release.
Planned Parenthood state director Melissa Flournoy said that defunding the group would hurt access to medical care.
“Over the last year, the Office of Public Health has drastically cut funding and is already unable to meet the health care needs of those who are most vulnerable. Furthering this problem by eliminating a trusted and high-quality provider will jeopardize health care for women and men across Louisiana,” she said in a release.
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