Reality Check (4 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood

October 27, 2015

CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Reality Check [4 of 4]: Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood

Gov. Scott Flat-Out Says He Has No Intention to Defund the Largest Abortion Provider in America

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, released the fourth in a series of debunked claims made by Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) regarding his reasons for not cutting Florida taxpayers’ dollars to Planned Parenthood. The FFPC is launching a statewide campaign calling on Governor Scott to fully strip Planned Parenthood of all state public funding sources within his influence.

Governor Scott unapologetically refuses to defund Planned Parenthood just because he does not want to.
“Gov. Rick Scott has no interest in cancelling the state’s Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood. Spokeswoman Jackie Schutz confirmed that the governor has no intentions to cancel the contracts after the conservative Florida Family Policy Council went after Scott on Thursday, demanding that he cancel the contracts.” – Michael Auslen, Oct 2, 2015, Miami Herald

Hundreds of thousands of pro-life voters in Florida elected Governor Scott and this is the most important pro-life issue that has faced our state in decades. It is not unreasonable to request that Governor Scott provide strong pro-life leadership and join the other Governors around the country who have stopped hard earned state tax dollars from going to the unethical, fraudulent and wasteful organization that is Planned Parenthood. Taxpayer funding should be redirected, away from Planned Parenthood and toward clinics neither under investigation nor engaged in illegal activity, thereby revealing options that provide the best care for women and children. If Governor Scott continues to refuse to defund the largest abortion provider in America then this moral and leadership failure will sadly become a permanent part of his political legacy.

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is one of 38 other state based policy councils around the country which are associated with Focus on the Family. Many of these organizations are the leading pro-life, pro-family organizations in their respective states.

For more information or to arrange an interview with John Stemberger, please contact Ryan Hughes with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at RHughes@sbpublicaffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.


16 thoughts on “Reality Check (4 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood

  1. Scott need to do what the people ask . he needs to remember who got him elected… He is making a huge mistake in his career…. Planned parenthood is doing illegal things and my tax dollars should not be paying for them… Planned parenthood does not perform mammograms, woman can go to other clinics for their birth control… There are a lot of places we can get what a woman needs… He needs to defend them now

  2. FINALLY Gov. Scott got something right!
    You people are out if your collective mind! Isn’t anyone there old enough to remember alleyway abortions and women deformed, made sterile, bleeding out and dieing from botched procedures? Haven’t you learned you can not legislate morality? It never worked and never will because GOD Himself gave mankind free will. Who the h* are you to take what God gave everyone away?
    Don’t you realize what that makes you?

    • They are not legislating morality. We just want our tax dollars to stop funding it. Our tax dollars don’t fund churches or other civic organizations, why PP. They don’t provide ANY additional services that cannot be gotten elsewhere-except abortion.

    • PP is not the only clinic. Let’s not forget they sell baby parts. Liberals like to see the minorities aborted. That’s the real reason libs are for choice.

      • And who the h* are you to take my right away… Murder is murder… Sin is sin… And aborting an unborn baby is murder plain and simple… If you are a christian you can not support the murder of an unborn child…

    • If you go by your logic, then why put people in prison for murder? God gave people free will, right? That is the most asinine reasoning I have ever heard. If you don’t want the responsibility of raising a child, then do not do things that cause a child. Do the right thing. Raise it, or give it away. Do not kill it.

    • I’m old enough to remember, stop coming up with lame excuses,
      Murder is murder and I do not want to be an accomplice to murder
      by my tax dollars being used.If it is so needed and popular get funding from the people who are good with the murder of the most defenseless.

    • What about the baby? These baby part dealers need not to be tax funded.
      This will not get rid of abortion, just not make it taxpayer supported.
      Isn’t it enough that we fund contraceptions? People need to take responsibility for their actions.

    • Who the h* are you to take what God gave away? A baby is a precious life.Don’t you realize what that makes you? A baby killer

    • Yet the very purpose of laws IS to legislate morality. It is immoral to rape, murder, steal, falsely accuse someone….

  3. Mr Gov. Scott this will be The Biggest Mistake in His Life ,. He should not only Defund But Close this Planed Murder Baby Monster down for ever ? Or he will no longer be a Gov,of Fl. By Millions of Votes !

    • I have always thought he was a gov. for the people, but I not vote for him again and will make sure I spread the word so more do the same. This is a major issue. How can you do this Gov. Scott, after seeing what they are all about. If you can turn your head on this issue, I wonder what else you will turn your back on also. Thank you Albert Graveline for letting us all know.

    • I worked in a hospital Lab before RvW. Worked closely with the ER. At least once or twice a week, a woman suffering a botched abortion came into the ER. Often bleeding like a faucet had been turned on. We saved her life. Then, RvW saved lives. Because after 1973, I never saw another case in the 40 more years I worked in a hospital.