A federal judge upheld efforts by Texas and Louisiana to deny taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood national abortion chain, even as federal taxpayer funding breaks new records.

“The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a district court’s preliminary injunction preventing the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding. The court of appeals ruled in an 11-5 majority that Planned Parenthood did not have the right to challenge the state’s decisions regarding who receives Medicaid benefits,” The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Officials in Texas and Louisiana banned the abortion chain from receiving funding from Medicaid programs run by those states, citing undercover videos showing the corporation was illegally selling tissue from aborted children. Planned Parenthood sued in 2017 to restore access to the funds.

The ruling comes as federal taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood hit record highs in 2019.

“Planned Parenthood reported a record-high number of abortions and government funding for 2018-2019, despite encountering a wave of Republican-led measures designed to restrict resources and access to the controversial procedure,” Fox News reported in January 2020.

“(T)he annual report shows the group received $617 million in taxpayer funds for the fiscal year ending in June. That number represented roughly 37 percent of its overall funding and about a 9 percent increase from the previous year.”

The report revealed that Planned Parenthood’s private donations and revenues were dropping, with the record amount of taxpayer funding keeping the abortion chain alive.

Planned Parenthood has since withdrawn from one major Medicaid program over language preventing taxpayer funding to clinics that refer women for abortions, but even without those funds, federal taxpayer cash to the abortion chain could still be higher than it was under Barack Obama.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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LaserRay
LaserRay
2 months ago

Why taxpayers should be paying any of this murder tax is beyond any human comprehension. If those who are pro-choice want this evil institution to continue then let them pay with their money but those of us who are Pro Life, should have the right to “withdraw” from the tax plan!

Eugene Curty
Eugene Curty
2 months ago
Reply to  LaserRay

… To the ‘planned parenthood’ advocates… You should thank your Lord God, who you don’t believe in, that YOUR mothers didn’t believe in ‘pro-choice’ at that time and abort you…

Irene dimaggio
Irene dimaggio
2 months ago
Reply to  LaserRay

Ur on the money….those creeps of all the nerve! They should burn in hell along with the swamp!

Jose
Jose
2 months ago

I agree with this court ruling!

Ellie Wilson
Ellie Wilson
2 months ago

I wholeheartedly agree with the court decision concerning Planned parenthood. This organization is nothing but a slaughterhouse for innocent children . Those wishing and wanting for such organizations to continued on the onslaught of murdering children should pay for that type of heinous activities not at the expense of taxpayers who are against abortion .
Time to put planned parenthood out of slaughtering our children and demeaning the true nature of womanhood .

Mike torres
Mike torres
2 months ago
Reply to  Ellie Wilson

Plan parenthood should be put out of business all together and thus saving all those innocent baby lives!