New Law Blocks State Abortion Funding
Governor Phil Bryant signs a bill to ban Medicaid from spending money with any facility that performs elective abortions.
It’s aimed at blocking state tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. The organization’s only Mississippi clinic does not perform abortions but refers patients to other places where abortion is available. The new law does not only apply to Planned Parenthood though, it prohibits Medicaid from spending money with any facility that provides elective abortions or with any entity affiliated with an abortion provider.