Boom! On Friday, the Trump Administration announced that they are baring groups that offer abortions, such as Planned Parenthood, from being able to participate in the $286 million family planning program that has been federally funded in the past.
Check out what Axios reported:
The Trump administration issued a rule Friday barring Planned Parenthood and other groups that offer abortions or abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million federal family planning program.
Per the Post, critics of the mandate say it indirectly defunds Planned Parenthood, which provides general health care and STD treatment in addition to abortion services. The Title X program mostly serves low-income women. Supporters of the rule and antiabortion groups, like the the Susan B. Anthony List, say it will “disentangle taxpayers” from Planned Parenthood.
GOOD! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my tax dollars going towards an organization that is involved with the abortion of thousands and thousands of babies each year.
As you can imagine, not everyone is thrilled about this announcement.
Read what Clare Coleman, the president and CEO of the baby killing machine, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association had to say.
“This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the health care they need,” said Clare Coleman, president and CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.
“This clear attack on family planning care could result in lower-quality care or none at all for people struggling to make ends meet,” added Coleman, whose organization represents publicly funded family planning providers and administrators.
If groups like this want the funding, maybe they should stop performing abortions. The Trump Administration is sending a clear message that if you perform abortions, you will not receive federal funding no matter what the money is used for within the organization.
Many people however, like Marjorie Dannenfelser who is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, are applauding the Trump Administration.
“We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the abortion industry,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
“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,” Dannenfelser said in a statement. “The Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses.”
The Title X Family Planning Program was originally introduced by President Nixon with the good intent of providing health services along with family planning.
What started off as good faith, got twisted into providing money to organizations that perform abortions.
Sorry, but an abortion has absolutely nothing to do with “family planning.” Thank goodness the Trump Administration is taking action to set the record straight!
Even though the law states that federal funding cannot go towards abortion practices, many people throughout the country feel that abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood should receive no money from the government if they are practicing abortion.
What are your thoughts? Do you support the Trump Administration’s decision? Comment below!