The Spending Deal’s Dirty Secret

Sep 13, 2017

President Trump’s spending deal with Democrats also funds Planned Parenthood through Medicaid and Title X family planning grants. During the campaign, candidate Trump told national pro-life leaders, “I am committed to … Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health for women.” The spending deal now puts the president and Republicans squarely on the side of funding Planned Parenthood. This is the third time since becoming president that Trump has signed legislation funding Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood receives $60 million every year from Title X’s family planning program. The organization also receives $400 million every year from Medicaid reimbursements. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider it the country. In 2016 it committed 328,348 abortions. The so called “non-profit” organization made a profit of $77.5 million in 2015-2016 fiscal year.