Next week, Lord willing, President Trump’s plan to remove $60 from Planned Parenthood Title X funding will go into effect, greatly hampering the abortion giant’s ability to spread hatred and fear. It’s a move that’s being contested in courts, but unless something strange comes to light between now and then, the rule will go into effect.
For years, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers have used loopholes in federal funding rules that are supposed to prevent federal taxpayer dollars from being used on abortions. These loopholes direct the money to non-abortion services, but it was always done with a wink and a nod. Just because specific money is earmarked for non-abortion services doesn’t mean that money that normally would have gone to non-abortion services isn’t then redirected to not only providing abortions but lobbying DC to expand abortion practices around the country.
Now, it would appear they’re going to be looking for money from other sources.
As LifeNews reported in March, the Trump administration finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.
The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented. The administration’s changes to Title X family planning grants have angered the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, prompting a lawsuit, but they provide hope for life-affirming pregnancy centers, which can now compete with the abortion giant for the federal funds.
This is a victory for pro-lifers on many levels, but don’t expect it to assist in closing down abortion clinics. If progressive organizations have taught us anything, it’s that they’re adept at playing the victim card. They will be able to replace the money through donations over the next year. If anything, they’ll get more money than they were from the government. But it’s still an important step for the pro-life movement, not only from a symbolic perspective but also a practical one. Every extra dollar donated to Planned Parenthood is a dollar that could have been donated to other progressive organizations or Democratic candidates.
Moreover, it sends a very clear message that Planned Parenthood’s unabashed support of Democrats will not be replaced by taxpayers. They’ll have to promote their evil agenda with their own money.
Any concerns that President Trump wouldn’t be a firm supporter of the pro-life movement have melted away since his election. He has done as much for the life of preborn children than any President in history.
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