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President Trump Takes Steps to Defund Planned Parenthood

It won't be a complete defunding but will head in the right direction.

This is good news. John McCormack is reporting that the President intends to reinstate a Reagan era initiative previously upheld by the Supreme Court. The regulation would impact the funding of any organization that performs abortions and does family planning counseling.

“Unlike the Reagan regulation, the proposal will not prohibit counseling for clients about abortion, but neither will it include the current, potentially illegal mandate that projects must counsel and refer for abortion,” a Trump administration official tells TWS. “This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law. Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.”

This is a good step in the right direction.

Why the government ever got involved with pp in the first place is absolutely ridiculous. Stop it now.

Next up eliminate church tax free status unless they stop preaching about traditional marriage. Defund schools if they have a fire arms club.

This is one of the least conservative things I've seen. The federal government telling a private business what it can or can't do with their own money. Especially when that activity is constitutionally protected.

Why not just eliminate all funding for all women's health programs? I guess that would be unpopular.

I've read 2 completely different and contradictory takes on what the Trump administration is doing here, and have no idea what is actually in the works. But Benjamin, it's not "their own money." It's yours and mine, and I certainly don't want it used to promote abortion.

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Trump will never do anything to completely defund Planted Parenthood. He only pretended to be pro-life to get elected.

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I'll believe it when I see it.

The courts will force him to rescind them.

I find it terribly sad that so many members of the conservative media are praising this as an actual accomplishment. It's nothing more than election year smoke and mirrors designed to fool inattentive voters into believing that Trump is actually keeping his promise.
PP still gets their money and babies will still be murdered at taxpayer expense.
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20

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Planned Parenthood will just up their body parts sales to cover for the 60 million dollar Trump Cut - Why didnt you defund them all together instead of fully funding the 1.3 Trillion dollar bill?

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