Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has vowed that his administration will cover funding for Planned Parenthood in the Bay State if the organization loses its federal funds, according to Reuters.
Lizzy Guyton, a spokesperson for Baker, said in a statement provided to Reuters that the governor is “a strong supporter of women’s health and believes the commonwealth has a responsibility to ensure access to the important health care services offered by Planned Parenthood in all corners of our state.”
“The administration is prepared to fund these services should the federal government pursue changes that would block care for women and families here in Massachusetts,” Guyton added.
Reuters reported that “about $2 million of the group’s $21.5 million budget in the state comes from reimbursements for services to Medicaid patients.”