The left has proved again and again that they are capable of crowd funding causes they believe in. So why does Planned Parenthood need tax dollars? And why should Americans who oppose abortion be forced to support Planned Parenthood?
Trump is rolling the funding back. National Review reports:
Defunding Planned Parenthood: Donald Trump’s Good Start
Thursday evening the Trump administration announced a measure that pro-life advocates have been seeking since the Clinton administration — restoration of Reagan-era rules that “require a ‘bright line’ of physical and financial separation between Title X services and providers that perform, support, or refer to abortion as a method of family planning.” To understand Title X, and its role in the abortion debate, requires a bit of background.
Planned Parenthood — America’s largest abortion provider — receives more than $450 million annually in federal funding, a significant portion of its annual revenue. Most of that money (roughly 85 percent) comes through Medicaid disbursements. The Trump administration cannot strip those funds from Planned Parenthood without passing legislation — and that legislation would certainly be filibustered by Democrats….
While the new regulations ideally would have included Reagan’s restrictions on abortion counseling, the Trump administration has made a positive and necessary step not just towards the unambiguously pro-life goal of defunding the nation’s largest abortion provider but also towards carrying out the intent of Congress when it passed Title X.
Liberals will easily be able to make up the difference in funding through fundraisers and other forms of activism.
Let them pay for it.