Anti Planned Parenthood Law Signed By Trump…

Republicans successfully pushed a bill through congress that allows states to withhold federal money from organization that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood. Today Trump signed the bill into law,

Socially conservative republicans have long disliked Planned Parenthood and the desire to defund the organization is deep. Conservatives have argued that Planned Parenthood  is an abortion mill when the reality is that abortion is a small percentage (3%) of the services provided by the organization.

Giving states the right to withhold federal monies that will result in many women not getting the services they need because a small percentage is abortion services can only be classified as a war on women. Republicans and Evangelicals base their opposition to abortion and Planned Parenthood on religious grounds.

 

Yes the above chart (link) is 8 years old, but any changes are likely to be insignificant. For folks that might like more recent data you can follow this link.

Trump, in signing this bill into law, has signaled conclusively his support for the republican backed war on women’s health.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood, a group frequently targeted by Republicans.

The bill, which the usually camera-friendly President signed without any media present, reverses an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding money from facilities that perform abortions, arguing that many of these facilities also provide other family planning and medical services.

The bulk of federal money Planned Parenthood receives, though, goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women’s health services. Federal law prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions and Planned Parenthood says 3% of the services it provides are abortions.

The signing comes weeks after Vice President Mike Pence, a social conservative who regularly touts his anti-abortion stances, cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate after two Republicans opposed the measure.
“(Women’s) worst fears are now coming true. We are facing the worst political attack on women’s health in a generation as lawmakers have spent the past three months trading away women’s health and rights at every turn,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement.
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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

One thought on “Anti Planned Parenthood Law Signed By Trump…”

  1. Apparently a very powerful, albeit miniscule base.
    “TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? COMBINED WITH: (If support cutting funding) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
    Yes No DK/NA

    Mar 23, 2017 14 80 6
    Jan 27, 2017 12 80 8
    Feb 23, 2017 12 77 11” Quinnipiac Mar 23, 2017
    The 80% have spoken; and been ignored.

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