Federal funding could be cut for Planned Parenthood

Federal funding could be cut for Planned Parenthood

"There is an opportunity for organisations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services".

"Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept", said Dawn Laguens, the organization's executive vice president. During the primary, Trump mentioned what he sees as some of the positive work Planned Parenthood does. It appears to be high number, but it also means that 98 percent of women of reproductive age will never go to a Planned Parenthood in any given year for health care.

Planned Parenthood's problems with federal funding are completely within their power to fix while still providing abortion services ("Maryland Democratic leaders support Planned Parenthood funding bill", March 8). But he voted to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015 and again this year, after supporting it in 2007, 2009 and 2011, Cerruto said.

However, according to a latest report, Trump did offer Planned Parenthood to keep its funding in exchange for something impossible.

"Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion - a necessary service that's as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer screenings", wrote Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's president, on Twitter. One example of how Planned Parenthood is addressing this barrier is an online service for Alaskan women to meet with a health care provider by using an app and to receive contraceptive counseling and supplies.

Planned Parenthood, in good conscience, refused the Trumpian proposal. "It is not their choice how we grow our families", Fleming said.

Del. Ariana Kelly (D-Montgomery), a co-sponsor of the bill, said defunding Planned Parenthood would cause a "public health disaster".

The New York Times reported Monday that White House officials engaged in private conversations with "people close to Planned Parenthood", and suggested more than once that the organization's funding could even be increased if they agreed to end abortion services. We have three health centers there.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush spoke at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser last week in Fort Worth. Whatever one's personal views about abortion, it is legal, and Planned Parenthood was right not to consider selling out the interests of its patients.

Meanwhile, in Texas, members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee reportedly held an hours-long hearing for legislation that has already been blocked by federal judges ― House Bill 35, the contentious bill that would require burial services for aborted or miscarried fetuses.