Planned Parenthood supporters deliver thousands of letters to Gov. Jindal
BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Planned Parenthood supporters showed up on the steps of the State Capitol Friday to stand against the governor's decision to halt state funding to the organization.
The group delivered more than 6,000 personalized letters to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk, and they're all asking him to reconsider his decision.
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana also delivered a letter to the governor (see the letter below) explaining they will do "everything we can to ensure these women and men will always be able to get the health care they need from their trusted provider."
Dozens of states are now investigating the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a series of exposé videos emerged that show how the organization sells aborted babies and body part from aborted babies for profit.
As controversy has sparked and raged following the pro-life group's release of the videos, the organization has maintained the videos have been edited and it wasn't what it appeared to be.
After the videos came to light, Jindal announced that funding from the state's Medicaid program would be cut from Planned Parenthood.
"We've never been an abortion provider in Louisiana, but we do think that we're a victim of political theatre. And so we're here today to say that the women and men of Louisiana support Planned Parenthood," said State Director Melissa Flournoy.
The federal government has now given Jindal a warning that his order may be in violation of federal law.
News 2 reached out to the Governor's Office, which issued the following statement:
You can view the entire letter from Planned Parenthood below or by clicking here.
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