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Texas Right to Life wrote on August 30th to remind readers that a new law limiting the use of taxpayer funds came into effect September 1st. The law prevents state funds from being used by organizations that commit abortions, thereby stopping taxpayer dollars from subsidizing abortions directly or indirectly. The effect is similar to the recent Title X rule which reduces the federal funding Planned Parenthood receives.
Sadly, legislators also chose to renew a lease to Planned Parenthood in East Austin before the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" became law. This means taxpayers will likely continue to subsidize this property for Parenthood use in spite of the ruling. Click here for Texas Right to Life's original story.