Utah officially cancels Planned Parenthood funding, redirects $225,000 to health clinics
Utah was one of several states to announce plans to stop the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood earlier this year. Now the Utah state health department announced it will remove approximately $225,000 from the budget for Planned Parenthood, by canceling contracts with the abortion giant and redirecting the money to local health care agencies.
“We are going to be eliminating all of those [Planned Parenthood] contracts or allowing some of them to expire… We can redistribute the money to other partners,” said Tom Hudachko of the Utah Department of Health.
Governor Herbert made it clear that diverting money from Planned Parenthood does not mean the end of funding for women’s health care; rather, it removes funding from an agency that has demonstrated a callous disregard for the law, and for the rights and health of its patients.