Planned Parenthood claims to have a stranglehold over ladies, however three pro-life ladies members of Congress have launched laws to defund the nation’s greatest abortion firm. LifeNews has already profiled two of the items of laws – one within the Senate and one within the House – that will defund Planned Parenthood of the taxpayer that receives beneath Medicaid.
Now, pro-life Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina has filed laws that will revoke Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding through the Title 10 Family Planning program. On Wednesday, Foxx launched H.R. 296, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.
The regulation is obvious: abortion isn’t household planning. Thx to @POTUS‘ Protect Life Rule, @HHSGov awards Title X grants to actual household planning entities, not abortion suppliers. The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will preserve it this fashion. ⤵️ https://t.co/2pqUroMVz3 #ProLife
— Virginia Foxx (@virginiafoxx) January 9, 2019
The invoice would codify President Donald Trump’s Protect Life Rule that excludes abortion suppliers, together with Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funding. The laws would ban taxpayer-funded household planning grants to teams that carry out elective abortions and would additionally increase reporting necessities for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for extra transparency and accountability.
Foxx mentioned in an announcement:
When the Title X Family Planning Program was created in 1970, Congress made it clear that abortion was not an appropriate type of household planning, stating, “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” Since then, the unique intent of the regulation has been undermined as Title X funds have routinely contributed to worker salaries, facility prices, and medical provides for abortion suppliers. The Protect Life Rule was an essential step to finish this exploitation of the regulation, and the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will make sure that taxpayer don’t subsidize abortion suppliers beneath any future Administrations.
The nation’s greatest abortion firm has obtained billions of taxpayer through the years, however President Donald Trump and pro-life adovcates have made it a precedence to revoke its funding the place attainable.
In the House, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican who leads the House Values Action Team, launched the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019. It would revoke Planned Parenthood funding through Medicaid, whereas the Trump administration has been working to defund different Planned Parenthood funding streams.
Senator Marsha Blackburn has launched the identical invoice within the Senate. The invoice, S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, would assure these suppliers wouldn’t get funding beneath Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
“Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Senator Blackburn mentioned in an announcement, “They have made this position clear time and again. Hardworking taxpayers do not want to subsidize the business of abortion providers and entities such as Planned Parenthood.”
National Right to Life Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, instructed LifeNews there’s a partisan divide on whether or not the abortion big ought to be funded.
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“Most Democrats in Congress think Planned Parenthood can do no wrong. Congresswoman Hartzler knows better and we thank her for her leadership in working to defund America’s largest abortion provider.”
Popik mentioned Planned Parenthood continues to downplay abortion’s significance to its backside line, recycling the much-debunked statistic that abortion constitutes merely 3% of its providers. As National Right to Life has analyzed beforehand, this can be a statistical artifice that even Planned Parenthood’s media allies are reluctant to defend. The knowledge present abortion nonetheless performs an enormous position in Planned Parenthood’s mission and insurance policies, not to point out its backside line. Planned Parenthood now performs greater than a 3rd of all abortions within the United States and persevering with to be its greatest defender within the legislature and the courts.
In truth, in accordance to their very own annual report, Planned Parenthood and its associates final yr obtained $543.7 million, or 37%, of its whole in revenues funding from federal, state and native grants and funds. Under the newly launched laws, all funds which might be now not obtainable to abortion suppliers, together with Planned Parenthood, are explicitly made obtainable to different eligible entities to present ladies’s well being care providers.
The abortion company stays funded regardless of the partial authorities shutdown.
The House has authorised payments to defund Planned Parenthood solely to see Senate Democrats kill them.
Last time, Senators voted 45-48 on the defunding modification, with 60 votes wanted to add the availability right into a authorities spending invoice. Every Republican voted for the defunding modification however pro-abortion Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) joined all Democrats to vote in opposition to it.
Planned Parenthood has about $100 million fewer tax to abort unborn infants internationally, thanks to the Trump administration.
The funding reduce to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the results of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed throughout his first week in workplace. The coverage prohibits taxpayer funding to worldwide teams that promote and/or present abortions abroad.
IPPF instructed ABC News it’s shedding an estimated $100 million in U.S. funding because of this. Democrats final week handed a invoice to restore that funding however President Trump threatened to veto it.
Meanwhile, the United States spends about $260 million in Title X funds yearly for household planning for low-income people, and Planned Parenthood is a big recipient of these funds, as a lot as $50-$60 million yearly.
But beneath the proposed “Protect Life Rule,” Planned Parenthood and different abortion companies wouldn’t obtain any of these tax until they utterly separate their abortion enterprise from their taxpayer-funded providers.
In addition, in 2017, the Trump administration reduce hundreds of thousands of in grants to Planned Parenthood via the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades instructed the New York Times final yr that there’s little or no proof that this system was profitable. However, the abortion chain lately filed a lawsuit difficult the cuts.
Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion enterprise in America, aborting roughly 320,000 unborn infants yearly. Its most up-to-date annual report confirmed a document revenue of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion coming from taxpayers.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice mentioned it’s investigating whether or not the abortion chain illegally bought aborted child physique elements.