UPDATE: TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES $450,000 OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS.
Do these funds DIRECTLY go towards an abortion? Or do they go to Planned Parenthood, which provides other “services” in addition to performing abortions. Yes, Planned Parenthood has contracted with Central Health (Travis County) to receive funding, only for abortions, or as they term it in the contract, “pregnancy termination services.”
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2. If tax dollars are given to Planned Parenthood, what was that portion and where did the remainder go?
We are not aware of any set “portion.” The funds can be disbursed amongst three abortion providing entities on an as-needed basis. So, PP could easily receive an overwhelming majority of th$450,000 dollars, since they have the name recognition, billboard signs, and plenty of other advertising, as well as the history of being the largest provider of abortions in the U.S. I don’t know that there is anything, as well, that prevents Planned Parenthood from actually receiving all of the $450,000 of taxpayer dollars if the other two abortion entities did not request funding for “pregnancy termination services.”
There are two other abortion providers that were designated to be eligible to receive the taxpayer funding for abortions, only. According to the Planned Parenthood contract, Travis County will give tax funding to Planned Parenthood to pay for abortions, for a total amount not to exceed $450,000. There are two other abortion providers/entities that are eligible to receive a portion of this funding, and they too can only use this funding for “pregnancy termination services.” Planned Parenthood stated at the September 1, 2010 hearing, that this $450,000 is enough to perform 1,000 abortions. http://www.statesman.com/news/local/at-central-health-hearing-praise-for-board-tears-892867.html?cxtype=rss_news