Monday, September 5, 2011
Planned Parenthood is closing some clinics and merging others in Texas after Governor Rick Perry signed into law a measure defunding the abortion giant.
Texas Right to Life wrote eight amendments to the state budget adopted by the legislature that eliminated over $60 million in family planning funds that were going to Planned Parenthood.
Elizabeth Graham, who heads Texas Right to Life, says her group has confirmed that six Planned Parenthood clinics in the North Texas region are closing.
“These particular clinics were only family-planning clinics, so they did not do surgical abortions — but they were required to do medical abortions, which is the abortion pill, RU486, and they also did do abortion referrals,” she says.
Surgical abortion centers, howeve,r remain open while other facilities have merged with larger ones.