Planned Parenthood has decided to put its abortion business first by withdrawing from the Title X program over a new prohibition on federal abortion funding. As we’ve covered extensively at the National Pulse, the Trump administration has implemented a new rule prohibiting federal taxpayer dollars from the Title X program from being disbursed to any facility that performs or promotes abortions. Title X is a federal family planning initiative created in 1970. Planned Parenthood received about $60 million in taxpayer dollars every year under the program, accounting for about 12 percent of its total annual taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood was eligible to
The Trump administration announced on Friday that they have set a timetable for enforcement of a new regulation that bars federally funded clinics from referring women for abortions. This regulation will impact the Title X Family Planning program that runs through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Notice has been sent to program participants that they must be in compliance with the change by September 18 and must submit plans on how they intend to comply by August 19. HHS issued a release addressing the rule change, stating: Given the prohibition on abortion as a method of
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would begin enacting revised regulations of Title X, a federal grant program for non-profit providers of family planning services. Changes to the program announced in February prohibit organizations which provide abortions from receiving taxpayer money. Unsurprisingly, abortion providers complained, often citing that federal taxpayer abortion funding is already prohibited by the Hyde Amendment and that the rule is unfair to them. Yet, they conveniently ignore the economic reality that money is fungible. For example, funding any Planned Parenthood activities means that privately-sourced money can then be re-allocated for
The new U.S. Department of Health & Human Services rule will cut around $50-60 million in annual taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
2018 was certainly a year of victory for the pro-life movement. As the year draws to a close and we look back on what took place, pro-lifers across the country have cause for celebration. Here are 2018’s top five pro-life victories: 1.) Pro-abortion senators lose their seats in the midterms. A markedly positive outcome from the roller coaster of the 2018 midterms was the number of pro-abortion U.S. senators that lost their races. Politicians such as Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will not be returning to Congress in January, which is good news for the unborn. 2.)
In a move being applauded by the pro-life community, the Trump administration has halted a government-run study that was using aborted fetal tissue. Research for this first halted study had been occurring in a National Institutes of Health lab located in Montana and was set to study human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The lab was ready to start running animal tests that implanted mice with fetal tissue. A senior scientist with the lab stated in an email to his colleagues that, “…[the department] has directed me to discontinue procuring fetal tissue.” Late in September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human
The Trump administration has announced it will move forward with a new rule that will cut some of the taxpayer funding that goes to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under the federal Title X program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule will bar facilities and programs that perform abortions or refer for them from receiving taxpayer funding under the Title X family planning program. Currently, 266 Planned Parenthood abortion centers receive Title X funding. They were formerly allowed to receive the funding as long as they kept it separate from abortion operations. But money is fungible,
Conservatives and pro-life leaders are urging President Trump to do something bold: unilaterally cut off some of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. Even though Republicans in Congress have repeatedly failed to deliver on their promises to fully defund Planned Parenthood, pro-lifers are confident that Trump can take this step — because it’s been done before. Planned Parenthood currently receives $50-60 million per year in taxpayer funding under the Title X family planning program. Most of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding is appropriated by Congress, but the Title X funding is doled out at the discretion of the Department of Health and Human