Trump Offers to Continue Funding Planned Parenthood if They Stop Abortions

Randall Craig
March 10, 2017

"I have said continuously and repeatedly that I support the work of Planned Parenthood".

"The health of millions of women and men is not a political game", Laguens wrote, noting that 2.5 million people use Planned Parenthood's services each year.

According to The New York Times, White House officials have proposed that Planned Parenthood could keep its federal funding if it stops providing services related to abortion.

Due to the Hyde Amendment, however, federal dollars are already prohibited from being used on abortion.

On Monday, Trump confirmed that there had been discussions after The New York Times inquired about what it described as an informal proposal.

"Maryland is on the wrong side of this issue in pursuing a bill that would continue to fund Planned Parenthood", Del. However, Trump also said throughout the election that he believes Planned Parenthood does "other good work" and that millions of women have benefited from Planned Parenthood's cancer screenings and other health services. "We will always stand for women's ability to make decisions about their health and lives, without interference from politicians in Washington, DC".

". When we looked at Planned Parenthood's national headquarters we found their CEO, Cecile Richards, now gets the incredible pay of $957,952 a year", he states.

They are just a fraction of the 1 in 5 women in this country who have relied on Planned Parenthood for preventative services, treatment, and, yes, abortion.

According to CBS, almost 400,000 women would lose access to health care if Planned Parenthood lost all federal funding.

Leading Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly want to increase funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state if Congress cuts federal funds for the reproductive health care services the organization provides. Under President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood was receiving over $500 million per year in federal funding. Over their lifetime, one in five American women will visit a Planned Parenthood clinic to get healthcare. "Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice".

But the major question at this point is whether cut-off of Planned Parenthood's tax dollars is contained through the new healthcare legislation created to replace Obamacare or in a separate measure altogether. In 21 percent of counties where they see patients, Planned Parenthood health centers are the one and only safety-net family planning provider. Call it $7 to account for a little growth between 2015 (the latest Planned Parenthood annual report available) and 2017.

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