Trump admin bars federal funding for abortion clinics

Trump admin bars federal funding for abortion clinics

The Trump administration announced Friday that it intends to bar taxpayer-funded family planning centers from promoting or perfoming abortions or referring women to other clinics for them. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the ’Title X’ program helps approximately four million women a year. The new regulation ’permits, but no longer requires, nondirective pregnancy counseling’.

Roadhog 1 year

Allow me to insert a nuanced opinion: abortion should be legal but not subsidized. However the story says the funds are simply being redirected to other services. I would much prefer it returned to the tax cattle. Also, Planned Parenthood is notorious for taking up progressive political causes. There's no justification for supporting these activities with taxpayers' money.

Pray4Paris 1 year

I’m ok with this, the Government shouldn’t pay for people’s abortion. Pro-choice: it’s their choice to pay for said abortion.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

This will certainly be appealed to the 9th Circus Court of Jesters.

Hannibal 1 year

We shouldn't be sending money to a highly partisan outfit like PP anyway. The money could be funneled directly to local clinics instead of indirectly supporting the pro-abortion lobby. Imagine the horror of lefties if federal dollars flowed through a Koch brothers healthcare network.

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

So if the Hyde amendment already prohibits federal funds to go towards abortion programs, including performing abortions what does this new ruling do ? Because the other one has been in effect since 76

No Signal
No Signal 1 year

If it's not enumerated in the constitution, it is supposed to be left to the states. If Texas doesn't want abortions, OK. If California wants to kill babies, let them.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 1 year

Planned Parenthood Leader saying "Patients expect their doctors to speak honestly with them, to answer their questions, to help them in their time of need. Imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin." How about you try speaking with children of the elderly and say that euthanasia is always an option. THAT is a proper analogy, not this apples and oranges B.S.

FoodNotBombs 1 year

thanks for helping mobilize the left for 2020 we appreciate it

Property 1 year

we need to end state payed for abortions, the act should be illegal anyway let alone payed for in part by honest americans

Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 1 year

Fun fact for you all. Many of the people being affected by abortion laws are couples actually trying to get pregnant. If a pregnancy fails, these women are being forced to carry a dead or dying baby to full term and induce a still birth or a birth of a baby who will not survive past infancy. While you may try to argue that a baby should live even if only to 2 months old, is that really fair to the parents who will bond with a baby and then watch it slip away or become a vegtable? As for the still birth cases. Abortion laws frequently include laws against post-mortem abortions - yes, that means the baby is already dead but the woman is forced to push the carcuss out her hooha causing herself injury instead of surgically removing the dead fetus. This requirement to bring a failed pregnancy to full term actually increases the mothers risk for future failed pregnancies and miscarriages.

M.Twain 1 year

I would think the right would be all for abortions as only Godless left-wing radicals have abortions, that's over 300,000 fewer voters for those commie Democrats, (sarcasm alert).

FATBINK 1 year

There should be an option to check a box when you get your license.

Big Bad BoogieMan
Big Bad BoogieMan 1 year

Subsidized family planning is a smart investment of tax funds. The more we spend to avoid impoverished people having kids they don't want, the less we will spend on welfare, ambulances, police and prisons. Think with your calculators, people.

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