For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
Governor’s statement regarding Planned Parenthood
SALT LAKE CITY (August 14, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding recent accusations against Planned Parenthood:
“The allegations against Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling. Current Utah state law prohibits the use of state funds to provide abortions by Planned Parenthood or any other organization. The federal government has provided grants to Planned Parenthood, distributed through the Utah Department of Health. These funds are also prohibited from being used to perform abortions. In light of ongoing concerns about the organization, I have instructed state agencies to cease acting as an intermediary for pass-through federal funds to Planned Parenthood.”
Other state and local agencies and nonprofits will continue to provide STD education and prevention programs.