April 2, 2019

Positivity: President Trump Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding $44 Million, Send Funds to Pregnancy Centers

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington, via LifeNews.com:

APR 1, 2019, 5:53PM

President Donald Trump’s administration whittled down Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding by about $44 million a year on Friday through Title X grants.

Some of that grant money now will go to a life-affirming medical provider called the Obria Group instead, Townhall reports.

The grant announcement was released Friday on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website. Among those no longer receiving grants are Planned Parenthood affiliates in five states: Hawaii, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia, according to the abortion group’s website.

As Politico reports:

… seven Planned Parenthood affiliates in eight states are still set to receive funding through 2022 beginning on Monday. Oregon and Washington state’s health departments will also continue to serve as the sole grantees in those states. Those states and Planned Parenthood are suing to block the new anti-abortion rules due to take effect May 3, and threatening to withdraw unless federal courts step in.

Planned Parenthood’s $16 million-a-year allotment is a steep drop from the $50 to 60 million the group had been receiving annually.

The change amounts to about a $44 million cut in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood annually.

Meanwhile, the pro-life Obria Group will receive $1.7 million a year in Title X grants to provide comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals in California. Its services include pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal care, HIV/AIDS testing, ultrasounds, cancer testing, well-woman care, pap smears, STD testing and treatment, adoption referral and post-abortion support, according to Townhall. …

Go here for the rest of the story.