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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined his colleagues this week to introduce the bicameral Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, which gives states the authority to exclude abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from receiving Medicaid funds. Under current law, states are required to allow any qualified provider to participate in a state’s Medicaid system.

A non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in Medicaid reimbursements over a three-year period, accounting for 80 percent of the abortion provider’s joint federal-state funding stream.

“Human life is precious and should be protected,” said Sen. Moran. “I have consistently supported measures to prevent taxpayer money from funding abortions and will continue to take steps to protect unborn children.”

Sen. Moran was joined in introducing this bill by Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) and 50 of his colleagues.

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