One day after a number one pro-life member of Congress launched new laws in the present day to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion enterprise, a pro-life senator has launched a companion invoice within the Senate.
The nation’s greatest abortion firm has acquired billions of taxpayer over time, however President Donald Trump and pro-life adovcates have made it a precedence to revoke its funding the place attainable.
In the House, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican who leads the House Values Action Team, launched the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019. It would revoke Planned Parenthood funding by way of Medicaid, whereas the Trump administration has been working to defund different Planned Parenthood funding streams.
Senator Marsha Blackburn has launched the identical invoice within the Senate. The invoice, S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, would assure these suppliers wouldn’t get funding beneath Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
“Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Senator Blackburn mentioned in a press release, “They have made this position clear time and again. Hardworking taxpayers do not want to subsidize the business of abortion providers and entities such as Planned Parenthood.”
Today, I launched my first invoice within the United States Senate, S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which strips all abortion suppliers, together with Planned Parenthood, of federal funding. pic.twitter.com/UwtbwGt1wd
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 10, 2019
National Right to Life Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, informed LifeNews there’s a partisan divide on whether or not the abortion big needs to be funded.
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“Most Democrats in Congress think Planned Parenthood can do no wrong. Congresswoman Hartzler knows better and we thank her for her leadership in working to defund America’s largest abortion provider.”
Popik mentioned Planned Parenthood continues to downplay abortion’s significance to its backside line, recycling the much-debunked statistic that abortion constitutes merely 3% of its companies. As National Right to Life has analyzed beforehand, this can be a statistical artifice that even Planned Parenthood’s media allies are reluctant to defend. The knowledge present abortion nonetheless performs an enormous function in Planned Parenthood’s mission and insurance policies, not to point out its backside line. Planned Parenthood now performs greater than a 3rd of all abortions within the United States and persevering with to be its greatest defender within the legislature and the courts.
In truth, in accordance to their very own annual report, Planned Parenthood and its associates final 12 months acquired $543.7 million, or 37%, of its complete in revenues funding from federal, state and native grants and funds. Under the newly launched laws, all funds which can be now not out there to abortion suppliers, together with Planned Parenthood, are explicitly made out there to different eligible entities to present ladies’s well being care companies.
The abortion company stays funded regardless of the partial authorities shutdown.
The House has authorized payments to defund Planned Parenthood solely to see Senate Democrats kill them.
Last time, Senators voted 45-48 on the defunding modification, with 60 votes wanted to add the availability right into a authorities spending invoice. Every Republican voted for the defunding modification however pro-abortion Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) joined all Democrats to vote in opposition to it.
Planned Parenthood has about $100 million fewer tax to abort unborn infants the world over, thanks to the Trump administration.
The funding reduce to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the results of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed throughout his first week in workplace. The coverage prohibits taxpayer funding to worldwide teams that promote and/or present abortions abroad.
IPPF informed ABC News it’s dropping an estimated $100 million in U.S. funding in consequence. Democrats final week handed a invoice to restore that funding however President Trump threatened to veto it.
Meanwhile, the United States spends about $260 million in Title X funds yearly for household planning for low-income people, and Planned Parenthood is a big recipient of these funds, as a lot as $50-$60 million yearly.
But beneath the proposed “Protect Life Rule,” Planned Parenthood and different abortion companies wouldn’t obtain any of these tax except they fully separate their abortion enterprise from their taxpayer-funded companies.
In addition, in 2017, the Trump administration reduce tens of millions of in grants to Planned Parenthood by means of the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades informed the New York Times final 12 months that there’s little or no proof that this system was profitable. However, the abortion chain just lately filed a lawsuit difficult the cuts.
Planned Parenthood is the most important abortion enterprise in America, aborting roughly 320,000 unborn infants yearly. Its most up-to-date annual report confirmed a file revenue of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion coming from taxpayers.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice mentioned it’s investigating whether or not the abortion chain illegally bought aborted child physique elements.