March 7, 2017

Planned Parenthood refuses Trump offer to give up abortions and keep funding

Planned Parenthood has declined an offer from President Trump to keep – and possibly increase – its federal funding in exchange for ceasing to commit abortions.

The proposal was an "impossibility" for Planned Parenthood officials, the New York Times reported. Planned Parenthood receives nearly half a billion dollars from the federal government annually. Its non-abortion services are able to be billed through Medicaid. Ninety-four percent of its pregnancy services are abortion. Planned Parenthood however claims abortion is "only three percent" of its business.

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