Dear Governor Abbott:

We write as concerned faith leaders from diverse religious traditions and communities across Texas to protest the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding in our state. United in our shared commitment to justice and religious freedom, we affirm the right of all women across Texas to make their own healthcare decisions. Eliminating Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood denies women and families that freedom and leaves many of our state’s most vulnerable women without access to basic health care.

In short, we believe…

Women, not politicians, should be the decision-makers about their reproductive healthcare.
And access to comprehensive and affordable reproductive health services is a moral and social good.

The decision to end Medicaid funding to a reliable, trusted provider like Planned Parenthood undermines these values – and puts families in our state at risk.

We urge you to reinstate Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood so that the women, men and teens of Texas may have access to life-saving health services.


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