Gov. Jindal cuts off Louisiana Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood

Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has cancelled the state's contract that provides Planned Parenthood with state Medicaid funds, according to The Hill.

Gov. Jindal said in a statement that under Louisiana's contract with Planned Parenthood, "either party can choose to cancel the contract will after providing written notice." The state said it has given 30 days notice to Planned Parenthood, which has come under fire in recent weeks following the reveal of a series of undercover videos of the organization's executives discuss the use and potential sale of fetal tissue.

"In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country," Gov. Jindal said in a statement, according to The Hill. "Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state."

Medicaid represents a major source of Planned Parenthood's government funding, about 75 percent nationwide. 

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