In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed a series of amendments to the budget which cut Planned Parenthood funding by approximately $47 million.
Texas also defunded Planned Parenthood and others doing elective abortions from their Medicaid Women's Health Program. The federal government stripped Texas of their Women’s Health Program Medicaid funding, but Texas funded the program with state tax dollars in order to preserve their ban on Planned Parenthood Funding. Texas’s exclusion of Planned Parenthood was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Texas also does not allow Title X Family Planning funds to go to abortion providers. The law sets forth specific requirements for separation of family planning agencies from abortion providers and prioritizes family planning funds to public entities and private organizations that, unlike Planned Parenthood, provide comprehensive health care.
In May 2015, Texas reallocated its state taxpayer funds for breast and cervical cancer services to prioritize other clinics providing more comprehensive services over Planned Parenthood and other family planning centers for receiving grants.
In October 2015, Gov. Greg Abbot barred Planned Parenthood from receiving state Medicaid money
, citing the abortion giant’s waste and abuse of state Medicaid funds – including a $4.3 million settlement for overbilling
– and barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast affiliate, captured by the Center for Medical Progress videos