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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

14 April, 2017, 10:47 | Author: Eddie Kim

President Obama's law meant to protect funding for reproductive health centers, like Planned Parenthood, through Title X-the only federal grant program dedicated to providing family planning and preventive health services.

Currently, Planned Parenthood gets federal funding through programs like Title X and Medicaid, which cover STD testing, cancer screenings, birth control access, and other health needs for people who wouldn't be able to afford them. Guess Ivanka Trump's meeting with Cecile Richards really didn't do much.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List group, said Trump signing the bill is one of two "huge victories".

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the USA, performing at least 300,000 abortions every year.

The rule was finalized shortly before President Barack Obama left office in January.

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Still, many Republican federal and state legislators, as well as anti-abortion advocates, argue that taxpayer money should not go toward organizations that perform a service that many of their constituents do not agree with, even if the funding doesn't go toward the service itself.

"Too many people face barriers to health care - especially young people, people of color, those who live in rural areas, and people with low incomes - for such blatant attacks on reproductive health", Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote in a post about today's legislation. "Rather, states have the option to spend money on comprehensive healthcare clinics that better serve women and girls".

The law is a gain for anti-abortion conservatives bent on defunding Planned Parenthood and Trump himself. "It's important to recognize that there is already a bar against using federal funds for abortion, and that bar stays in effect", she told Politico.

"People are exhausted of mostly white, male politicians making decisions about our healthcare, rights or communities - without input", Planned Parenthood said in a statement. "They outnumber Planned Parenthood centers 20 to 1, yet Planned Parenthood insists on soaking up all of the federal money", noted Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America. The bill narrowly passed in the Senate last month; Vice-President Mike Pence had to be called in to cast the deciding vote, sending the measure through 51-50, Reuters reported.

"We should build on the tremendous progress made in this country with expanded access to birth control, instead of enacting policies that take us backward", Laguens said. Their worst fears are now coming true. It supports counseling for contraception, prenatal care and other health services for low-income women. Mostly women, but some men also, all there to fight for the organization. "They know speaking up and speaking out can change the direction of this government".

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