Did Trump Actually Eliminate Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood With New Title X Rule?
While President Donald Trump was praised by many pro-life advocates after his Protect Life Rule in Title X earlier this year. However, did it completely defund Planned Parenthood concerning government funds? No, it did not. In fact, while it did in an overt fashion cause Planned Parenthood to back out of receiving around $60 million due to their referrals for abortions, the reality is that they continue to receive hundreds of millions, none of which can be traced to what Planned Parenthood actually funds.
The Sons of Liberty founder Bradlee Dean wrote about Trump’s promises to defund the organization on Wednesday in contrast to the president’s signing of a totally unconstitutional federal animal cruelty bill.
Now, I know what the president has said when it comes to his pro-life stance, but have you paid attention to what it is he is actually doing? Remember, we are not to judge according to what men say but what they do.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” -Matthew 7:16-20
President Trump vowed in a video message to the March for Life on Friday to veto any legislation that “weakens the protection of human life.”
“If they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto and we have the support to uphold those vetoes,” Trump said in the message displayed to a crowd gathered for the annual anti-abortion march in Washington.
“Every child is a sacred gift from God,” Trump said in the message.
Vice President Pence spoke in person at the march, calling Trump a “champion” for abortion opponents.
“President Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history,” Pence told the crowd.
This all being said in hopes that no one is actually paying attention to what he just did concerning abortion. Do you remember this?
CNSNews.com reported – Despite promising to defund Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump signed a budget Friday, which was passed by the Republican-led Congress, that fully funds the nation’s largest abortion provider until the end of fiscal year 2019.
In a letter to pro-lifers during the election, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said “I am committed to … Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.
While the budget provides more funding for community health centers, it also fully funds Planned Parenthood.
In fact, Trump has signed multiple continuing resolutions (CRs) that fully funded Planned Parenthood despite his campaign promise to defund it.
The bill was passed in the wee hours of the night (Same thing with the Patriot Act after September 11th, 2001) and complaining they had just seven hours to read the 2,232-page bill, the “length of two Bibles,” Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), a bill said Senator Rand Paul “which almost no one read.”
One would have thought that having no time to read the bill would be a good enough reason as to why the bill would not have been passed, not a reason to pass it!
Now, while the media did cover that fact that Planned Parenthood lost about $60 million in funding due to the Title X ruling, due to its failure to uphold life and refer women to murder their babies, the fact of the matter is that it still receives well over $400 million in federal funds.
The Heritage Foundation reported in 2018 that Planned Parenthood received more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer funding over the course of three years.
A recent government report has revealed that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from 2013 to 2015.
In 2016, over 120 House and Senate members sent a letter to Government Accountability Office requesting information on federal funding for certain organizations involved in health related activities.
The report was made public last week, and the findings are astounding.
Over a three-year period, Planned Parenthood and its affiliates spent $288 million in federal funds. They also received $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid, which combines federal and state funds.
That adds up to a whopping total of $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from federal health programs.
Yet despite receiving billions in taxpayer funds over the course of three years, Planned Parenthood’s scope and services have both declined.
This means that in the course of the same three year period, they would have only lost roughly $180 million during the same time.
That’s still substantial, but it hardly eliminates the baby murder mills from using federal funds to refer women for abortions. After all, money is money, and that money is first being given to them without any constitutional authority and second, no one can actually tell you which dollar is being used for abortion referrals and which are being used for anything else, including the promotion of the transgender agenda.
The simple fact of the matter is that no funds should be given to organizations for any reason, as there is no authorization in our Constitution for us to be supporting Planned Parenthood or any other organization like them for any reason.
The blood of millions of Americans continues to drip from the hands of both past presidents and Congress, as well as the current Congress and presidents. And I might add, with the people’s approval for putting them in office.
Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media