It looks as if women too lazy to use birth control will soon have to pay for their own abortions after nearly 200 members of Congress and 100 state and national pro-life groups called on the Trump administration to take taxpayers out of the abortion business.
This comes in concert with a Christian that recently scored a huge court victory over the IRS for refusing to pay taxes, because by doing so, he is funding abortion, which is against his religion. Ironically, he is using a religious liberty law penned by Chuck Schumer as the basis of his defense.
The coalition sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday asking him to cut off abortion providers from Title X dollars, which are earmarked for family planning services.
“For far too long the Title X Family Planning Program has been integrated with abortion centers,” the letter read. “It is time to act swiftly to disentangle abortion centers from the Title X network. Doing so would be consistent with the President’s pledge and subsequent actions to defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate funding to alternative providers.”
The letter was signed by 41 senators and 153 representatives.
Pro-life leaders from the Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Life, Students for Life of America and Live Action also signed the letter.
Rep. Diane Black, one of the signatories, said abortion is “family destruction,” not family planning, reports the Washington Times.
“It is my hope that Secretary Azar will review and update these regulations to stop funding for programs, like Planned Parenthood, that disgustingly dub abortion ‘family planning,’” Ms. Black, Tennessee Republican, said in a statement. “It is family destruction, and it’s time to ensure that our money is funding actual family planning programs, and not our nation’s largest abortion provider.”
The Reagan administration issued regulations preventing Title X recipients from engaging in abortion-related activities. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the rule in the 1991 Rust v. Sullivan decision.
Planned Parenthood would stand to lose between $50 and $60 million annually if the rule were reinstated, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
“The pro-life grassroots are furious with the inability of the Republican-controlled Congress to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood,” Ms. Dannenfelser said in a statement. “We urge the Trump administration to act swiftly to revise the Title X regulations, stopping the flow of Title X dollars to abortion centers.”
Congressional Republicans and President Trump have expressed their willingness to divest Planned Parenthood’s annual taxpayer funding, roughly $500 million, to licensed women’s health clinics that do not perform abortions.
Most of the abortion giant’s federal funds come from Medicaid reimbursements.
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