Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds Texas Decision to Pull Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

October 19, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement after learning of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to withdraw Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of allegations they manipulate abortion procedures for the sale of fetal tissue and body parts:

“Governor Abbott made the right decision in exercising the state’s authority to withhold Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood in the wake of horrific undercover videos that display a shameful lack of respect for the unborn. There are many other women’s health centers in Texas where tax dollars can be better spent especially as Congress and the State of Texas continue our investigations.

“It’s past time for Planned Parenthood to shut its doors. Congress is investigating and working to halt their federal funds. Texas is right to block Planned Parenthood from receiving these Medicaid funds. I will continue to do all I can protect the unborn, their mothers and the sanctity of life.”



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