Skip to comments.Trump Grants Texas Request to Defund Planned Parenthood, Fund Real Women’s Health Care Instead
Posted on 01/22/2020 5:36:44 PM PST by Morgana
The Trump administration gave another victory to mothers and babies this week when it granted a Texas waiver to defund Planned Parenthood and use tax dollars to support real womens health care instead.
For at least a decade, Texas leaders have been trying to stop taxpayer dollars from funding the abortion industry, but their efforts were thwarted time after time by the Obama administration and lawsuits from the abortion industry.
On Wednesday, however, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reversed an Obama-era decision and restored $350 million in federal funding to the Healthy Texas Women program, The Statesman reports. The program provides medical care for low-income women, including cancer screenings, family planning, pregnancy tests, counseling and more.
In 2011, Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups through the program. In 2013, however, the pro-abortion Obama administration retaliated by revoking its federal funding. Since then, Texas has been using state tax dollars to support Healthy Texas Women.
Now, it will have federal funding again, too, thanks to the Trump administration waiver allowing it to defund Planned Parenthood.
The Lone Star State is once again in partnership with the federal government to provide meaningful family planning and health services while fostering a culture of life, Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
Abbott thanked President Donald Trump and his administration for approving the waiver and allowing Texans to fund real womens health care.
According to The Statesman, the funding will help an additional 27,000 low-income women in Texas. The program served about 173,000 in 2018, the report states.
Pro-life leaders also praised the president and Texas leaders for their dedication to protecting unborn babies and mothers.
President Trump has repeatedly kept his promise to stop taxpayer funding of the big abortion industry including Planned Parenthood. Abortion is not health care, said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. When Texas lawmakers exercised their right to fund womens health care without underwriting abortion businesses, they were punished by the Obama administration and smeared by abortion activists and their media allies.
She pointed to Planned Parenthoods most recent annual report, which shows a huge increase in abortions and decreases in actual health services, including cancer screenings and prevention services, pap tests and contraception.
Restoring Texass decision regarding use of federal funds is an acknowledgment that the Lone Star State was right all along, Dannenfelser said. We thank President Trump and [HHS Secretary Alex] Azar and urge them to immediately free all states to act on the will of their citizens to support womens health care without encouraging abortion.
Meanwhile, acting president of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson slammed the waiver as repugnant, claiming it will hurt womens health care.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America. Its most recent annual report recorded more than 340,000 abortions and about $500 million in taxpayer funding.
The Trump administration has been working to defund the abortion chain in various ways. In one of his first acts as president, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthoods international arm of about $100 million.
In 2019, the administration finalized a new Title X rule that requires health care entities to completely separate abortion from their taxpayer-funded services. Planned Parenthood chose to prioritize abortions, rather than continue to serve low-income women through the program, giving up about $60 million.
This is great news but it may cost him Murkowski’s vote, PP owns her.
Fantastic!! About damn time.
Gutsiest President ever. Support this man.
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So, I wonder, will all the ladies on the view be praising President Trump for funding women’s HEALTH CARE ?
Oh no, Planned Homicide is upset at President Trump and they might go against him. But I’ll say this, Planned Homicide... F Off and ESAD.
To hell with her! She's a gdamn RAT anyway!
Oops, there goes hopes of more taxpayer-funded lamborghinis. Thanks Morgana.
Yup. That’s what everyone in Alaska from salmon fishermen to oil roughnecks to gold miners are interested in. Keep funding PP/s
Oh, but there’s the money. How can she keep running unopposed every six years without lots and lots of money./s
That was my thought as well-Alaska is sparsely populated-and I haven’t heard that there are so many kids that food and shelter is scarce...
Thank you, pres Trump-let’s hope all the states take back their rights to NOT fund abortion-PP is a for-profit business that advertises and sells infanticide-they should have no access to taxpayer funds, period...
So why is Murkowski in bed with them? She’s Alaskan aristocracy, same as Collins is in Maine. She’ll get reelected ‘til she croaks, and then a different Murkowski will get elected, and nobody even cares to contest her hegemony. So she doesn’t need money, and PP has nothing whatever to do with Alaska. Eskimos don’t need abortions. They just leave first-born baby girls out on the ice, same as they do old people, and go around harpooning wales. So what’s it all about?
Murkowski’s aristocratic tiara is somewhat tarnished, according to my neighbor whose son lives in AK-he works on oil rigs and his wife is a native-born Alaskan-he claims Murkowski is seen by many as an elitist who takes money from anyone willing to give it-even PP-and who has no principles to speak of, so her reign may just about be over-she is not as popular with Native Alaskans as she was because of her not fighting Obama for drilling and pipelines-where jobs for locals are plentiful and pay well...
From what I’ve heard, Native American Alaskans are mostly pro life, and not into committing voluntary genocide by abortion-they like to have large families-they value girl babies as much as boys, and do not put 1st born girls out on the ice-they don’t put old people out there, either-they are brought up to revere and care for their elders-native communities provide food for elders who can’t get their own-they do not send/lock them up in carpeted warehouses in the care of strangers till they die like many do here in the lower 48.
Only Native American Alaskans can hunt whales-they have to get a license and permission from the fish and game dept, so they can’t just go around harpooning them at will...
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