But cutting that funding may violate federal law, reports The Wall Street Journal, since Medicaid beneficiaries can received services from “any qualified provider.”
That includes Planned Parenthood, according to federal officials, who have warned states against cutting funds to the billion-dollar nonprofit.
The warning comes as the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released its sixth video targeting Planned Parenthood. The video is the sixth in a series of twelve that the pro-life group plans to release.
In the latest video, a former tissue procurement technician says she was told to acquire fetal tissue without consent at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
Holly O’Donnell claims her former supervisors at StemExpressLLC told her that getting tissue donations was a demand and not an option. Federal law requires that a woman having an abortion give consent for donating tissue.
“If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted,” O’Donnell said in the video. “And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
A review of all 12 hours of unedited CMP video shows Planned Parenthood acting in an ethically questionable manner, says Vox.com writer Sarah Kliff...