Next to overturning Roe v. Wade, every pro-abortion liberal’s worst nightmare would be to have the federal government defund Planned Parenthood.
Despite their non-stop public relations ploys to the contrary, Planned Parenthood really is one of the nation’s leading abortion providers. They’re not just about giving out birth control. Many ask why their tax dollars should be used to fund such an activity?
Now that Donald Trump is going to be president, the once unthinkable is now possible, and it looks like a new administration is poised to take this massive step:
“The entire movement is poised for a victory,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an advocacy group that opposes abortion. “We have every assurance [from congressional leaders] that it’s going to happen. Nobody is saying ‘whether,’ the question is ‘when.’”…
Eliminating Planned Parenthood’s approximately $550 million in federal funding — most of it through Medicaid — would be abortion opponent’s most tangible victory since 2007, when the Supreme Court upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
John Sexton for HotAir.com explains that “one possible approach is to attach the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a repeal of Obamacare and pass both items using reconciliation.”
As for Trump himself, he is on record as saying that he supports defunding Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions, but has also said that the organization has “helped millions of women.”
So pro-lifers should be optimistic, but remain cautious at the same time. It’s too early to celebrate just yet.
Source: Hot Air