Bobby Jindal just cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in Louisiana

Bobby Jindal
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) announced Monday he is cutting Medicaid funding for the state's two Planned Parenthood clinics. The move comes in the midst of a Republican congressional push to defund the group after a controversial, covert video released by conservative activists last month showed Planned Parenthood discussing fetal tissue donations.

"Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life," the presidential hopeful said in a statement.

The two Louisiana clinics don't offer abortions, Talking Points Memo reports. A third clinic being built in New Orleans will, but officials say they will not participate in the donation program.

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The U.S. Senate is expected to fall a few votes shy of the 60 votes needed Monday to continue discussing defunding the organization.

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