Missouri Senate passes budget defunding Planned Parenthood
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser - Posted at Live Action:
With just weeks left in the legislative session, the Missouri Senate has passed a $46 billion budget proposal, which now must be approved for the House. The budget includes a ban on state funding being used to reimburse Planned Parenthood, completely defunding the abortion chain within the state of Missouri.
Earlier this month, the Missouri House passed a pro-life omnibus bill that has since been sent on to the Senate. That particular bill would defund Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding and “would ban the mail distribution of the abortion pill, outlaw the donation of fetal tissue, and allow wrongful death lawsuits to be brought against an abortionist if the infant survives the abortion and later dies or is injured. Rapists would be blocked from filing a lawsuit,” according to a previous Live Action News report.
Currently, Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer dollars through the state Medicaid program. Though the payments cannot be earmarked for abortion, giving money to Planned Parenthood enables the business to use other financial resources for abortions, thereby increasing the number they’re able to commit.