Texas Strips Planned Parenthood of Nearly $600,000 for HIV Prevention Program

PPAUSTIN, Texas — Officials in Texas have decided to strip the abortion giant Planned Parenthood of nearly $600,000 that the group had been receiving for its HIV prevention and testing program.

“We have the discretion to extend the contract and elected not to,” Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman Chris Van Deusen told reporters. “The services will be provided by local health departments in the area.”

The funds have been provided through the Centers for Disease Control, but the state controlled the allotment. The Department of State Health Services wrote a letter to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on Dec. 21 to advise that when the contract expires on Dec. 31, it will not be renewed.

Planned Parenthood had been using the funding to test to patrons for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

However, the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s guide for youth living with HIV, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” decries laws that require persons with HIV to disclose that they have the virus.

“Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else,” the guide reads. “These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.”

Rochelle Tafolla, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, asserted that without Planned Parenthood, no one else would provide the tests.

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“I don’t know who else is going to fill that gap, and I don’t know if anyone can, frankly,” she told the Texas Tribune. “Every time the state cuts these programs in an attempt to score political points.”

As previously reported, the abortion giant sued the state of Texas in November for revoking its Medicaid funding effective this month.

“[T]here is reliable information indicating a pattern of illegal billing practices by Planned Parenthood affiliates, including you, across the state,” a letter from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission read. “Our prima facie case of fraud is supported by related cases involving fraudulent practices identified by whistleblowers from inside the Texas Planned Parenthood network.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had stated prior to the filing of the lawsuit that he hoped Planned Parenthood would bring a legal challenge so that he could place officials under oath and get to the truth.

“I hope for a legal challenge here because I want to put these Planned Parenthood officials under oath and get them to swear about the practices that they were conducting in the state of Texas. Either, their horrific practices will be revealed or they may be found in violation of laws for perjury,” he told Fox News. “Texas does have hard evidence showing Medicaid fraud.”


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  • Johnny

    “I think this is bigger issue than just abortion.
    This is about taxpayer funding of a gruesome procedure, not just any old
    abortion, but an abortion of a fully formed baby where the baby is
    being manipulated and turned around to harvest the baby’s organs. I
    think it’s particularly horrific, and I think everybody should have
    voted against this. I’ll continue to vote against this funding. There’s
    no reason in the world we have to fund Planned Parenthood at all.
    Everything they do is all ready done by another government agency and
    community health centers. We have 9,000 community health centers.
    There’s no reason one penny ever needs to go to Planned Parenthood…
    Planned Parenthood is this huge lobby. It gives millions of dollars to
    Democrats. It uses millions of dollars to fight against Republicans.
    They are not objective, and they are not telling you the truth. The
    truth is women’s health is taken care of by community health centers by
    $5,000,000,000. We’ve doubled the amount of money we put into women’s
    health care through government, and so it’s just an absurd argument to
    say we need Planned Parenthood. It’s only about abortion… There are
    plenty of avenues to go to for women’s health care. Planned Parenthood
    doesn’t even do what they say they’ll do. They end up referring you to a
    real doctor or a community health center.” – Rand Paul

  • Cady555

    So it doesn’t matter how many people die as long as Christians can shame sexualky active people. Disgusting.

    • Angel Jabbins

      So if doesn’t matter how many babies die (a gruesome death being pulled apart piece by piece or burned by saline solution) as long as liberals and progressives can shame Christians for standing up for the right to life.
      HIV testing is done at many clinics all over the country. If you eliminate PP, people can still get their testing done. Better plan would be to stop fornicating and stay healthy.

      • mantis

        no babies, just fetuses which has no rights as it isn’t legally human

        • Angel Jabbins

          Fetuses are ‘not legally human’…because a group of judges decides that to be so? What does the study of human embryology tell us?
          Get the facts….from science…before you go making a fool of yourself.

          WHEN DO HUMAN BEINGS BEGIN? “SCIENTIFIC” MYTHS AND SCIENTIFIC FACTS

          https: //www. princeton. edu/~prolife/articles/wdhbb. html (Loose the spaces)

          • mantis

            your proof is out of date

          • afchief

            God’s Word is never out of date!!!

          • mantis

            oh yes it is

          • Angel Jabbins

            So, just because that article was written in 1999, the information it provided was out of date? (And I’ll just bet you never read past the date to see what science teaches us about what a fetus is. It was a long article with many references cited.) So, if that information was ‘out of date’, show me where human embryology has now reserved itself and teaches that a fetus is not a human being. Give me some ‘updated’ scientific evidence that what you claim is true. You have none because there is none.

          • mantis

            yes. try something more recent

          • Angel Jabbins

            Try really reading that article and then show me…give me proof from science… that what was presented is truly out of date. Give me the new information that proves a fetus is not human. Come on….you talk a good talk, but you give me NOTHING!

          • mantis

            try something more recent

          • Angel Jabbins

            There has been no change …no new discoveries or information that would negate what the article presented. I challenged you to provide me proof from science that a fetus is not a human being. Instead, you tell me to ‘try something more recent’. I don’t need to….you need to disprove the scientific evidence I have already provided. You can’t and you have shown that your belief that a fetus is not a human being comes merely from your own personal prejudices, not from rational thinking.

          • mantis

            then try something more recent

          • Angel Jabbins

            Yep, nothing. I knew it.

            The entire basis for a new, human life beginning at conception stems from well documented, universally recognized scientific facts….facts that have not changed one iota since their discovery. The only ones who deny this are those blinded by their own religious dogma of so-called “choice” who have a stubborn need to deny scientific fact in order to stay faithful to their own ideology.

          • mantis

            nope now piss off you sexist idiot

          • Angel Jabbins

            Wow…there you go…all emotion… nothing from rationality or science to back a word you had to say here. Instead you revert to toilet language and name calling because… I repeat….you have NOTHING!

          • mantis

            nope now piss off you sexist idiot

          • Angel Jabbins

            That’s it! I am flagging your last two remarks since you continue to revert to potty mouth rather than having a rational conversation. BTW, I am female…so no sexism here.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Mantis is one of Valri’s multiple personalities, Angel. He or she is trying to get banned over here too, or see how far he / she can go before getting banned. We kept his / her even worse posts up over on LAN because he / she is converting many to pro-life – dropping the f-bomb left and right and the C-word for women.

          • mantis

            nope. now why don’t you go jerk PJ off, I’m sure she’s getting slapped down as we speak

          • Valri

            So now I’m Mantis? Is this a fun game for you, every time someone new shows up to tell you that you’ve got your head up your butt and they are always new variations of me?

            Wow. I had no idea I wielded so much power.

          • mantis

            nope now piss off you sexist idiot

          • mantis

            women are just as capable of misogyny as men are you dumb sexist idiot

          • no more mr. nice guy

            So are you!

          • mantis

            how old are you?

    • afchief

      You want to stop HIV……stop anal sex!!!! It is that simple!!!!!

      PP is nothing more than a “human slaughter house”, PERIOD!!!!

      Defund ALL of it!!!!

      • April J

        That’s absolutely false. If you think that anal sex is the only way HIV is contracted, you are just plain wrong. Google it.

        • afchief

          Nope! HIV?AIDS is mainly transmitted by homo men. Secondary are, bisexual men who transmit it to women and also people who use dirty/contaminated needles.

          • DennisCL

            HIV/AIDS is lethal if undetected. PP provided an accessible and cheap way to check for it. Why are you so against helping people who need help the most? Is it okay for you to condemn these people to their death just because something doesn’t sit right with your conscience?

          • afchief

            Oh please!!! PP is an abortion mill, period!!! They even lied before congress about doing monograms for women.

            PP is evil. Defund and shut them down!!!

          • DennisCL

            The money was directly for HIV prevention. None of that goes into abortion services.

            As for the monograms, PP has never stated that they provide monograms. It’s random people who state that (to which PP immediately refutes). Can you provide your source? Or are you pulling stuff out of your ass?

      • no more mr. nice guy

        Correct! One of the fatal flaws of the heathen hallucinogenic homo’s is they “came out”. We know who they are and we know where they are. Round them up and give them an abortion or a penectomy. Homo genitals are deadly weapons.

    • no more mr. nice guy

      What is “sexualky’?

  • Nidalap

    Ever notice how HIV/AIDS seems to have been yanked from the media? I guess if you are dead set against opposing high-risk behavior, you kind of need to hide the consequences…

    • no more mr. nice guy

      The purpose of all lies is to hide the truth. Lies fear the light of day. That’s why homo’s go into incoherent and delusional rages when facts rebuke feelings.

  • Chip01

    I can’t find a reason / motivation given behind this act by consevative Texas politicians, other than to punish PP…

    SO, how is committing some to die by denying this care… justified.. if your argument is that PP is killing people? Since when did two killings make a “right”?