FRC Action: HHS Puts Planned Parenthood Ahead of Low-Income Women in Texas

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) expressed outrage at President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services' decision to stop funding of Medicaid family planning and preventive care programs that benefit 130,000 low-income Texas women after Texas' state government barred Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving funds.

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Of the move FRC Action President Tony Perkins made the following comments:

"President Obama made a vow when he was running for president that he would stand by abortion giant Planned Parenthood – and that he has done time and time again.  He has peppered his administration with radical pro-abortion officials, and just last year he threatened to shut down the whole government if one dollar of federal money was halted to the billion-dollar organization. Now he is willing to risk the health of 130,000 low-income women unless the harbingers of death at Planned Parenthood get their share.

"This administration needs to stop using women and the unborn as pawns in funding President Obama's radical allies.  Some on the left have said there is a 'war on women' – they are correct, and its lead general is President Barack Obama."

SOURCE Family Research Council Action



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