The White House made a unique offer to Planned Parenthood saying they would preserve federal payments to the group if they stopped performing abortions.
The federal government currently gives Planned Parenthood over $500 million annually. But that number is apparently nothing to be concerned with. Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said that Planned Parenthood “will always stand for women’s ability to make decisions about their health and lives, without the interference from politicians.”
Also in response to Trump’s offer, executive vice-president Dawn Laguens made the following statement:
“Let’s be clear: Federal funds already 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.”
This statement came right after President Trump’s statement to The New York Times:
“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 nonabortion 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 White House seems to align itself well with the new President. Even the President has held true to his campaign promises. In February of 2016, Donald Trump made the following statement:
“Millions and millions of women – cervical cancer, breast cancer – are helped by Planned Parenthood. I would defund it because I’m pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”
While many people are pleased with Trump’s promise keeping, many are furious that he is completely defunding Planned Parenthood. What do you think they should do? Let us know below!
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