Target: Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Goal: Reinstate Medicaid funding that was cut off from Planned Parenthood centers in Texas.
Officials in Texas have cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood centers in the state because they claim the centers are “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal, and ethical manner” because of edited videos released by anti-abortion activists as a smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.
The videos claim to show Planned Parenthood doctors and workers discussing selling fetal tissue for profit, but the videos have been proven to be misleadingly edited and a federal investigation found Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing.
There are 39 Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas, but only five perform abortion services, and none are involved in fetal tissue donation. Cutting off funding to these vital centers that provide crucial health services for thousands of men and women across Texas because of videos that were proven to be a lie is absolutely ridiculous.
Demand officials reinstate Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in Texas.
Dear Governor Abbott,
You used false and misleading videos as an excuse to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood centers in your state. You say, “The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas and the barbaric practice must be brought to an end,” yet none of the Planned Parenthood centers in your state even handle fetal tissue donation so your claims make absolutely zero sense.
We will not tolerate your lies and smear campaign in an attempt to regulate women’s bodies whatever way you want by blocking vital access to reproductive health services through Planned Parenthood. I demand you reinstate Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in Texas.
[Your Name Here]
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