Planned Parenthood Continues Losing Taxpayer Funds Thanks to President Trump

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In the latest in a long line of strategic moves to improve the quality of healthcare for women, President Donald J. Trump has accomplished removing federal tax money out of the hands of dangerous companies such as Planned Parenthood who are responsible for the majority of abortions in the United States of America.

Since taking the office, President Trump has been responsible for tax benefits being removed for upwards of 900 abortion clinics, and facilities promoting killing unborn babies.

Last May, President Trump proposed amendments to Title X that would require and clinic who wanted to receive tax funding to fully separate their abortion services from any family planning. This just means rehousing, which of course abortion-as-healthcare activists such as those at Planned Parenthood refuse to abide to.

“This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law,” a Trump administration official said. “Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.”

Pro-abortion activists and groups would refer to such a proposal as “gag rule.” Pro-life individuals have labeled it the Protect Life Rule. There is room to argue for a law that would not prevent the healthcare of women from receiving funding, and Planned Parenthood argues for a more dire view.

“These centers must now decide between two options: accept funds to support their patients who might not otherwise be able to afford family planning care or withhold information from patients about abortion services,” Power to Decide said in its report.

But the Department of Health and Human Services said facilities that opted out of funding were choosing to “place a higher priority on the ability to refer for abortion instead of continuing to receive federal funds to provide a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services.”

Now, the full report is available to demonstrate just ho much money was denied to these clinics.

“Power to Decide, a pro-choice organization that works to prevent unplanned pregnancies, says in a new report that 876 clinics across the country have lost funding. Among them are clinics tied to Planned Parenthood, which announced in August it would forgo federal funding rather than abide by the rule.

The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services this year began enforcing the new rule, which “prohibits the use of Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”

“These centers must now decide between two options: accept funds to support their patients who might not otherwise be able to afford family planning care or withhold information from patients about abortion services,” Power to Decide said in its report.

But the Department of Health and Human Services said clinics that opted out of funding were choosing to “place a higher priority on the ability to refer for abortion instead of continuing to receive federal funds to provide a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services.”

While title X has always been allocated to use specifically for low income individuals, men or women, to receive birth control, cancer screenings, as well as other often very expensive health care services, Title X is specifically prohibited to use for any abortion procedures.

However, with the percentage of abortions vs. other healthcare services preformed at clinics such as Planned Parenthood, its inevitable that the funds aren’t used for these procedures however “indirectly” it may appear.

“We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

She told LifeNews:

“The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions. The Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which violently ends the lives of more than 332,000 unborn babies a year and receives almost $60 million a year in Title X taxpayer dollars. We thank President Trump and Secretary Azar for ensuring that the Title X program is truly about funding family planning, not abortion.”