Wisconsin Governor Pulls the Plug on Planned Parenthood Funding

February 23, 2016 No Comments by CCL Communications
by CitizenLink Team
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation defunding abortion businesses in the state, including Planned Parenthood.

SB 237 and 238 direct public funding to comprehensive health care providers instead of organizations like Planned Parenthood and prevents abortion providers from overbilling Medicaid for prescription drugs. Casey Mattox, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, testified before the state’s Committee on Health last year.

“Planned Parenthood shouldn’t be profiting off women and taxpayers,” he said in a statement after the signing. “Wisconsin taxpayers deserve better than an organization with a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, that have been caught… negotiating prices for baby body parts and that have repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls.”

Wisconsin Family Action, one of CitizenLink’s nearly 40 state-based family policy groups, was active in getting the bills passed and signed into law.

“For years, Wisconsin taxpayers have watched millions of their hard-earned dollars go to organizations that provide abortions,” said Julaine Appling with Wisconsin Family Action, “the main recipient being Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest abortion provider.  The bills signed today move us much closer to stopping this outrage of public funding for organizations that collectively since 1974 have killed over 540,000 of Wisconsin’s preborn citizens.”

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