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Louisiana’s Jindal Cuts Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

Republican presidential candidate Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal fields questions at The Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium on July 18, 2015 in Ames, Iowa.

Republican presidential candidate Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal fields questions at The Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium on July 18, 2015 in Ames, Iowa.

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican candidate for president, is ending the state’s Medicaid agreement with Planned Parenthood.

Jindal said he was terminating the contract because of videos circulated by an anti-abortion group. The videos showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing preserving aborted fetal body parts “so that they can be sold on the open market,” according to his statement. Jindal said the state is also concerned that chapters could be recommending abortions to clients in violation of Louisiana law.