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Planned Parenthood Defunds Itself

Pro-lifers across America are cheering the latest news that Planned Parenthood—rather than comply with the new Trump administration requirements regarding abortion counseling—is backing out entirely from the federal government’s Title X funding schematic.

From NPR:

“The Trump administration has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title X,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood’s acting president, in a conference call Monday. “The impact of the Trump administration’s gag rule will reverberate across the country.”

HHS officials said in a statement last week that by not complying, Planned Parenthood “is actually choosing to place a higher priority on the ability to refer for abortion instead of continuing to receive federal funds to provide a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services to clients in need of these services.”

Of course, the Department of Health and Human Services is absolutely correct. 

Once again, Planned Parenthood goes out of its way to demonstrate that it has never been about taking care of women—only racking up the dead baby counter and profiting on the exchange.