The president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, said on Sunday that the Trump administration’s new rule to prevent family planning grants from going to groups that provide, promote, or refer abortions would result in women not having access to the procedure, even if it saved their lives. “This is a gag rule because what President Trump is doing is to put a gag on doctors like me to prevent us from providing our patients with full and accurate medical information,” Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen told National Public Radio (NPR) on Weekend Edition Sunday. “So if you are a woman who goes to a health center that receives public funding, you cannot be referred to abortion care, even if your life depends on it.”“This gag rule is unethical and unconscionable,” Wen told NPR, which is supported, in part, by taxpayers. As Breitbart News reported: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood: Trump’s Restriction on Family Planning Funding Could Keep Women from ‘Lifesaving’ Abortions
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With 57 affiliates nationwide operating more than 600 health centers, Planned Parenthood has become the face of women's reproductive and abortion rights in the U.S. While only about half of Planned Parenthood affiliates perform abortions, the organization is the nation's leading abortion provider. Planned Parenthood's history The organization that became Planned Parenthood began in Brooklyn, New York, in 1916, when Margaret Sanger, founder of the birth control movement and lifelong reproductive rights advocate, opened her first clinic. Police raided and shut down the clinic shortly after it opened, but Sanger went on to open the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in Manhattan seven years later, according to Planned Parenthood's website. She eventually merged the bureau with the American Birth Control League to create Planned Parenthood. From there, Planned Parenthood has steadily grown in reach and impact. In its annual report for 2016-17, the organization said it had provided … [Read more...] about What is Planned Parenthood? And how exactly is it funded?
Planned Parenthood’s newly released annual report states the organization performed 11,373 more abortions in the year of 2017-2018 than the previous year, and it also took in $1.67 billion in revenue. The nation’s largest abortion provider says it performed 332,757 abortions in the past year — 11,373 more than the 321,384 the group performed in the year of 2016-2017. The number of abortions performed contrasts sharply with the number of adoption referrals — 2,831.Planned Parenthood also appears to be going against the tide of the nation when it comes to abortions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report in November that revealed the number of abortions in the United States has reached its lowest level since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973. However, the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performs has increased. In contrast to the 332,757 abortions performed last year, Planned … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood: Over 11K More Abortions Last Year, $1.67B in Revenue
Three Republican women in Congress — two in the House and one in the Senate — have introduced bills to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina introduced H.R. 296, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act:The bill would codify President Donald Trump’s Protect Life Rule that excludes abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funding. The legislation would ban taxpayer-funded family planning grants to groups that perform elective abortions and would also expand reporting requirements for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for more transparency and accountability. Foxx said in a statement: When the Title X Family Planning Program was created in 1970, Congress made it clear that abortion was not an acceptable form of family planning, stating, “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of … [Read more...] about Three Women in Congress Introduce Bills to Defund Planned Parenthood
The new president of Planned Parenthood took to Twitter Tuesday to finally confirm her organization’s “core mission” is abortion. Dr. Leana Wen tweeted her irritation with what she viewed as an inaccurate headline by BuzzFeed News following an interview with her that was published on Monday. “I am always happy to do interviews, but these headlines completely misconstrue my vision for Planned Parenthood,” Wen posted. In the interview focused on Planned Parenthood developing its nonabortion services, Wen seemed to be suggesting Planned Parenthood would be beefing up its menu of basic healthcare services. A logical assertion, since a primary reason the physician was hired to head up the abortion vendor was to tout Planned Parenthood’s role as a basic healthcare provider. In her short tenure thus far, Wen has already mentioned many times that Planned Parenthood provides “lifesaving care.” But, after the interview was published, … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood President: Abortion Is ‘Our Core Mission’