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Planned Parenthood Federation of America is not happy that President Donald Trump’s proposed rule to cut off Title X federal family planning funds from abortion providers makes the money available to organizations that fight for the rights of unborn children and faith-based groups.
National Public Radio (NPR) reported about Trump’s proposed rule and how it “could pave the way for a host of previously ineligible organizations — some of which oppose contraception — to receive funds through the federal government’s family planning program.”
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“It also removes a requirement that recipients offer ‘medically approved’ family planning services, and it states explicitly that recipients would not have to provide all forms of effective contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration,” NPR reported.
Under Trump’s proposed rule, Health and Human Services would no longer provide Planned Parenthood with a huge chunk of those funds — as much as $60 million of the $287 million of the Title X budget — the Federalist reported.
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In its annual report for the year ending June 30, 2017, Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 321,384 abortions, not including providing drugs that cause unborn babies to be aborted.
Calling pro-abortion critics of pro-life organizations “reproductive rights advocates,” NPR asked Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights to weigh in.
Emily Stewart, vice president of public policy at Planned Parenthood, said in a conference call with reporters that the administration’s proposal would “undermine access to contraception” and bring organizations into the Title X program “who don’t even believe in birth control.”
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“We have limited federal dollars for health care generally, and limited federal dollars for family planning,” Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights told NPR.”They should go to...
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