Defunding Planned Parenthood Passed by State Senate
Mississippi senators have voted to prevent the state Medicaid program from spending any money with Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood has only one medical clinic in Mississippi and it does not provide abortions. However, several senators have said they don’t want the state to spend any money with an organization that provides the service in other states. Mississippi has spent less than $1,000 with Planned Parenthood each of the past five years.
The bill to defund the organization now moves to the House.