Trump administration allows Texas to receive family planning funds while excluding Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration will allow Texas to receive federal family planning funds for a program that excludes Planned Parenthood.

Texas had given up Medicaid funding for its program, Healthy Texas Women, in 2013, after the Obama administration had disapproved of its plan to deny funding to organizations that perform abortions. On Wednesday, the Trump administration granted a waiver effectively reversing that decision and restoring funding.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that the decision meant that “Texas is once again in partnership with the federal government to provide family planning and health services through the Healthy Texas Women program while fostering a culture of life.”

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