State by State Scoreboard

Susan B. Anthony List grassroots activists are on the front lines in the battle to defund America's abortion giant -- Planned Parenthood. Our efforts during the federal budget fight gave Planned Parenthood a black eye and exposed the truth: it is a business centered around abortion, and a willing ally of those that wish to harm young girls in the sex trafficking business.

After Washington failed to defund Planned Parenthood because of special protection from President Obama, states across the country are picking up the fight and working to defund Planned Parenthood themselves.

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Florida

In September, the St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council (CSC) made the decision to revoke $485,000 in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood due to their abortion-centered business model. The CSC, an independent taxing authority in Florida, had made over $4 million in taxpayer funded grants to Planned Parenthood over the last nine years. After choosing to cut their ties with Planned Parenthood, the CSC directed the funds to organizations that do not provide abortions, including grants of $220,000 to Kids Connected by Design for its Healthy Decision Making Program and $188,550 to the St. Lucie County Boys and Girls Club for its after school/summer programs.

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Indiana

This April, the pro-life Indiana General Assembly voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all state-controlled funding. The Susan B. Anthony List immediately mobilized pro-life activists across the state of Indiana to encourage Governor Mitch Daniels to sign this legislation into law and to thank the Indiana legislators who led the charge. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser sent a letter to Gov. Daniels exposing Planned Parenthood's true colors and explaining the importance of defunding America's abortion giant. On April 29th, Gov. Daniels announced that he would sign the legislation, stripping Planned Parenthood in excess of $2 million in taxpayer funding. The pro-abortion Obama Administration is now seeking to protect its top political ally, attempting to strong-arm Indiana by threatening to withhold all Medicaid funding from Indiana and seeking to block the law.

Members of the Indiana congressional delegation, led by Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Sen. Dan Coats, sent letters to the Obama Administation defending Indiana's right to defund Planned Parenthood from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick.

On June 24, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a preliminary injunction against the law cutting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. Indiana has asked a federal appeals court to lift Judge Pratt's order, saying that the issue should be decided by Medicaid officials and not the courts.

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Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Kansas budget that strips Planned Parenthood of $330,000 in state funding. The pro-life Kansas state legislature was able to cut Planned Parenthood funding due to pro-life victories last November statewide, as most pro-life legislation had been previously blocked by Democratic Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

Planned Parenthood has received a preliminary injunction against the cuts after filing a lawsuit to stop them. The injunction will remain in place until a final decision is reached in the suit.

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New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Executive Council, which takes the place of a Lieutenant Governor in the state, voted to reject a $1.8 million contract with Planned Parenthood. The councilors who voted to deny the contract made it clear that they did not want New Hampshire tax dollars being used to fund an abortion-centered organization. Working closely with Cornerstone Action of New Hampshire, the SBA List has been mobilizing New Hampshire pro-life activists to promote pro-life legislation in the state legislature.

The federal government has gotten involved in the case, sending a letter threatening to withhold $1 million in federal money unless the state can prove statewide coverage availability by mid-August.

 

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New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie eliminated $7.5 million of funding that would have been sent to Planned Parenthood. An attempt by the pro-abortion forces in the legislature to overturn Gov. Christie’s veto of the funds failed.

The Susan B. Anthony List, led by Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, kept the pressure on Planned Parenthood in New Jersey by stopping at the Perth Amboy clinic on our Women Speak Out: Expose Planned Parenthood bus tour.

 

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North Carolina

Pro-life legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly stripped Planned Parenthood of roughly $434,000 in funds, despite a veto from pro-abortion Governor Bev Purdue. The General Assembly stood strong and overrode Gov. Perdue’s veto, sending a strong message that North Carolina stands for Life. SBA List mobilized activists to call their legislators and urge them to override the Governor’s veto.

 

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Tennessee

Tennessee used to grant contracts to Planned Parenthood directly from the Department of Health. Under a new system, local public health departments now accept family planning funds directly and provide the services themselves. This has resulted in cuts of $1,061,900 to Planned Parenthood statewide, with the potential for higher cuts in the future. Tennessee Right to Life and pro-life legislators are continuing to work hard to guarantee the complete defunding of Planned Parenthood in Tennessee.
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Texas

The Texas Legislature added several amendments to the budget and passed S.B. 7 which together cut Planned Parenthood funding by an estimated $47 million, according to Texas Right to Life. The pro-life budget, pushed through by pro-life legislators, Texas Right to Life, and SBA List, was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. In all, $88.2 million was stripped from the abortion industry in Texas.The SBA List has been working closely with Texas Right to Life mobilizing Texas pro-life activists to call state representatives on the budget conference committees.
The state of Texas also defunded Planned Parenthood from their Women's Health Program, a Medicaid program that serves low-income women. The federal government, however, rejected their application for a renewal of funding because the program disqualified abortion businesses and their affiliates from participating.
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Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker signed into law a budget that cuts Planned Parenthood's funding by nearly $1 million. The SBA List worked with Wisconsin Right to Life to mobilize activists to email and call state legislators as well as thank those state representatives who have been leading the charge.

In addition to defunding Planned Parenthood in the state budget, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch redirected $130,000 in taxpayer funding under the Wisconsin Well Woman Program away from Planned Parenthood. The program (which provides cancer screenings to low-income women) will now be under the control of the Winnebago County Health Department, serving four counties.

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