JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate voted Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood and prevent it from receiving taxpayer dollars, according to the Office of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Joey Fillingane, will now head to the House.
Under the proposed legislation, spending on family planning and other family heath services will continue, but funding will go to other providers.
“The taxpayers of the state of Mississippi do not want and should not be forced to spend money on Planned Parenthood,” Reeves said in a statement. “I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child.”