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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood moneyā€¯

President Donald Trump signed a bill Thursday that would allow states to withhold federal money from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortion services.

The resolution had narrowly passed the U.S. Congress, with Vice President Mike Pence called to the Senate on March 30 to break a tie vote in the chamber, where Republicans hold a slim majority.

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Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added that "prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue".

"The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are no forced to fund an abortion business with taxpayer dollars", Dannenfelser argued. Black and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, saying they "led this effort in Congress".

Richards said the Trump bill opens the door for states to take a significant amount of money away from those critical women's services. During the same year, the organization performed 327,653 abortions, which they repeatedly claimed does not result in the harvest of body parts for sale or other illegal use. Abortions account for only 3% of the services provided by Planned Parenthood.

About 1.5 million Planned Parenthood patients benefit from Title X funds, according to the group, 78 percent of whom live with incomes of 150 percent of the federal poverty level and roughly one-third of whom are either Latino or African American.

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However, pro-choice activists say it's an attack on women's health. She boldly continued, "Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and this move by Washington politicians would endanger their health and well-being". It stopped states from disqualifying any entity that received federal funds if they provided abortions. Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Title X funding.

Trump signed the legislation one month after he said that he would continue to direct taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood if it stopped performing abortions.

The worry is that other women who need the services they provide, won't be as lucky, if Republicans in Washington get their way.

Yvonne Gutierrez, executive director for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, said she thinks Trump and Congress are having "a beating of the chest moment" after failing to repeal Obama's signature federal health law.

Childs-Roshak's statement was contained within a release that referenced how the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act would have made reproductive health care more expensive and less accessible for many women, along with similar recent legislative actions restricting access to family planning.



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