Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed two new unprecedented laws this week, both of which completely cut off all funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics in the state, according to Life Site.
As pro-life advocates in Tennessee are cheering the major decision, Planned Parenthood and its band of crazies are calling Haslam a racist.
One law directs the state to request a waiver from the federal government to defund all abortion clinics from the taxpayer-funded TennCare, the state Medicaid program. The measure was passed last month.
The second law, which was also passed last month, summarizes policy signed into law by Haslam in 2011, which ensures health clinics receive Title X family planning funds before it’s allocated to Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.
Up until last month, Shelby County was the final county in Tennessee where Planned Parenthood was still receiving state taxpayer dollars. The city was holding out as long as possible but eventually caved after realizing liberal groups were out of options.
After it was announced that Shelby County agreed to support the bill, Haslam announced that a roughly $400,000 contract would be rewarded to Christ Community Health Services instead of Planned Parenthood.
Life Site reports this is the first time in 35 years that Planned Parenthood will not receive the contract from a state in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood called the move “racist” and a “result of state and local political pandering.” The group also said it’s exploring a number of legal options to sue the state to overturn the measure.
Spoiler: there’s likely nothing Planned Parenthood can do about it. The bill was passed in all 94 counties across the state and then signed by the governor.
Planned Parenthood argues abortion is empowering for women, but many find it disgusting and disturbing. And states are finally standing up and doing something about it.
Many pro-lifers across the country are applauding Tennessee and hoping their state will follow suit and defund Planned Parenthood.