Austin, Texas, Apr 10, 2017 / 15:42 pm
The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any state program.
"Rather than chasing, kind of reactively, after Planned Parenthood, this is a comprehensive budget policy and ethic that pro-life Texans don't want to subsidize abortion providers," Emily Horne, legislative associate with Texas Right to Life, explained to CNA.
The budget proposal, passed by the Texas House and Senate, now moves to a joint conference committee which will be made up of members of both chambers. They will then finalize the budget.
Texas Right to Life has warned that although the budget has passed both chambers with pro-life provisions, those provisions could be removed by the committee, and so they will be fighting to ensure the provisions stay intact.