Jindal Gives Planned Parenthood the Boot
Following the news that an anti-abortion group has made public secret videos featuring members of Planned Parenthood talking about providing aborted fetus tissue for medical research, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that the State of Louisiana was ending four provider agreements that reimbursed Planned Parenthood for providing health care services to low-income patients through the government-funded Medicaid insurance program.Jindal, who is now a Republican presidential candidate made the news announcement this past Monday.
While Planned Parenthood does not provide abortions in this state, they do offer various health services like cancer screenings and STD treatment in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Melissa Flournoy, Louisiana state director for Planned Parenthood, claims that Monday's decision will lessen health services for the poor. Planned Parenthood now has 30 days to appeal the decision.
The organization has 30 days to appeal.