The White House offered to preserve federal payments provided to Planned Parenthood on one condition–no more abortions.
This does not come as a surprise.
President Trump’s statement to The New York Times said:
“As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women’s health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings. Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women’s health, while not providing abortion services.”
The federal government gives Planned Parenthood roughly $500 million per year. Federal funds are not used to pay for abortions.
Planned Parenthood isn’t having it.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said Planned Parenthood “will always stand for women’s ability to make decisions about their health and lives, without the interference from politicians.”
Executive vice-president Dawn Laguens stated:
“Let’s be clear: Federal funds … do not pay for abortions. Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept. Providing critical health care services for millions of American women is nonnegotiable.”
Credit: Daily Wire