Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Why Planned Parenthood Refused Trump's Offer to Keep Its Federal Funds

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Cecilia Poole | 10 March, 2017, 00:11

President Trump said he won't defund Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions.

A Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act released this week includes a section stipulating that any agency that provides abortions other than in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother can not receive federal reimbursement through Medicaid. Do you think Baltimore public schools use that money? "There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services". That's right - this bill specifically targets low-income patients by prohibiting them from accessing services like birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment at the Planned Parenthood health centers they trust.

But Del. Brett Wilson said he doesn't believe the legislation is necessary.

"The Trump administration needs to stop playing political games that would put access to the full range of safe reproductive care at risk, or they will get the fight of their lives", she said. His Catholic Vice President Mike Pence is strongly opposed to abortion and Trump's health secretary Tom Price has also supported axing taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

"This would effectively block patients who rely on federally subsidized health care―about 60 percent of Planned Parenthood's 2.5 million patients―from choosing Planned Parenthood for their healthcare", wrote the Huffington Post's Laura Bassett on Monday.

LiveAction founder Lila Rose told CBN's David Brody that the campaign is about "showing how Planned Parenthood is not about health care". "Just yesterday, on a vote of 75-13, Kentucky's House passed a bill that would end funding to Planned Parenthood if the federal government allows choice by the states".

In response to the news that he'd attempted to strike a deal with Planned Parenthood, Trump released a statement on Monday, acknowledging the discussion had taken place.

"They're not about women's health care, it's the biggest lie since the tobacco industry said tobacco is healthy", Rose says.

"I'm here because I support Planned Parenthood and I'm very concerned about federal cuts", Jacobson said. "Where do we all agree?"

According to NPR, Planned Parenthood receives about $500 million in federal funds each year, which accounts for 40 percent of its total revenue stream.

The New York Times reported that, in private conversations, White House officials mentioned that there could even be an increase in federal funds if Planned Parenthood stopped work related to abortions.

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