Trump to ban Title X federal funding of Planned Parenthood Clinics regardless of whether they Do Abortions or Not
“The Trump administration wants to effectively pull Title X funding from family planning clinics providing abortion services” as reported in Modern Healthcare.
Planned Parenthood while offering other healthcare services would not receive federal funding if they provided any abortion services or referred patients to other facilities that did perform abortions.
The Washington Post “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading”
Planned Parenthood would say abortions are just 3% of total health services.
The Susan B Anthony would argue abortions are 94% of all Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Services.
I would argue it is better to have an abortion in a controlled medical area rather than in a back alley with a coat hanger.
Of course let us not forget the person signing this rule has paid a $million for one Playboy Bunny to have an abortion and somewhere in the files are probably more hidden payments made. The fact that he would even bring himself to sign such a bill after what he has done and talked about is ludicrous.
You think Trump really cares about abortion? This is yet another stunt to keep his base from noticing how he is reneging on all his economic promises. Every time he spits in the liberals’ eye, they cheer him ever more fanatically.
This is what happens when people feel their prosperity has been stolen from them and that their traditional values are under attack. They may not be getting any relief, but at least they can take satisfaction that those who are supposed to be the allies of working people and who abandoned them are seeing everything THEY care about being destroyed. It’s the anarchic tit-for-tat politics of destruction–and all I see most liberals doing these days is trying to figure out how to return the favor instead of trying to break this cycle which will ultimately lead to our destruction..
Actually, a lot of them are campaigning on healthcare. That might work.
For years now the law has been that these funds are not for abortion sevices. So how does a comment about preferring abortion in medical settings rather than alleys relate to this decision? At whatever percentage of their activities, PP abortion service is possibly the only part of their business not impacted here.
Read the two coments above it and then the link.
The link I can’t read. My family has a budget and the WaPo didn’t make it. I understand thinking this is a dumb idea. I understand thinking Trump is manipulating policy to fool people. But I don’t see how this policy makes abortions in alleys more likely. In my community PP’s abortion service is a much more important element of their community service than mammograms and Pap smears. Many other providers use federal, state and county dollars to provide those either free or heavily subsidized. PP could formally spin this off or even shut it down without serious community impact. I think this is a helpful move really. PP has shown to the satisfaction of the federal government that they have not used the funds to support their abortion services, but it remains a huge hot button. Spend the money with groups that can’t possibly do that and end this pretty pointless controversy. In the actual communities of our country lower income women are not going to notice any significant change to their Pap and mammogram options.
A large percentage of the low incomers use planned parenthood for other things besides abortion or female care. It will impact them and they will notice it. You know there is such a thing as google where one can find alternatives to WaPo showing the “same” info. The excuse you can not get on WaPo is not valid. Try this one: http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/04/sandra-smith/fox-business-reporter-95-planned-parenthoods-pregn/