Iowa Governor Signs Bill Cutting Planned Parenthood from Sex Ed and Sex Changes from Medicaid
“We have consistently heard from Iowans that they do not want their hard-earned tax dollars used by organizations whose primary business model is providing abortions.” -Republican state Representative Joel Fry
Calvin Freiburger : May 8, 2019 Lifesitenews.com
(Des Moines, IA) — [Lifesitenews.com] Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds gave her signature Friday to a state budget containing two measures denying taxpayer funds to two left-wing social priorities: gender-reassignment surgery and the abortion lobby’s influence over sex education. (Image: Gov. Kim Reynolds/via LifeSiteNews)
Reynolds signed the almost $2 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year on Friday evening, The Gazette reported. Among its provisions are language to exclude any organization involved in abortions from receiving state sex education grants (which stands to deprive Planned Parenthood of the Heartland of just over $260,000), and to state that the Iowa Civil Rights Act does not require state or local governments to fund gender-reassignment surgery.
“The HHS budget will continue to provide grants to organizations that provide Iowa students with sex education,” Republican state Rep. Joel Fry has previously explained. “We are continuing to provide the same level of funding as we have in the past, however, abortion providers will no longer be eligible for grants. We have consistently heard from Iowans that they do not want their hard-earned tax dollars used by organizations whose primary business model is providing abortions”…
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