Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Eliminating Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood


AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding an announcement by the Office of Inspector General at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission:

“Today’s action is a positive step towards improving women’s health and protecting life. This barbaric practice of aborting a baby and taking that baby apart and selling its parts is unacceptable. We must take every step to ensure no tax money is used to support this practice.

“This is why I immediately called a hearing in July to investigate this issue after gruesome videos surfaced, despite Planned Parenthood’s apparent false denials they were doing this.”

“The Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee investigation is continuing. I look forward to receiving their recommendation on how to strengthen state laws to prevent this appalling practice in the future.”