At the State level, more and more legislatures are succeeding in ceasing to send taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood recently announced the shuttering of four of its 12 Iowa’s clinics in Iowa [sic] after the Hawkeye state’s Republican-led legislature voted earlier this year to cut funding to clinics that performed abortions. Also last week, the health care nonprofit announced it was closing its only clinic in Wyoming and three of its clinics in New Mexico in what it called a “realignment of resources.”
Texas and other States have similarly acted, and Congress is moving to stop transfers of taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood, also. Of course pro-abortion folks are up in arms about this. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, Chief Medical Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
This is hardest on people who already face barriers to accessing health care—especially people of color, young people, people with low to moderate incomes, and people who live in rural areas.
And hold-overs from the Obama administration:
Estimates by the Congressional Budget Office indicate that defunding Planned Parenthood would save roughly $200 million in federal spending while reducing health care for as many as 390,000 people.
These claims are disingenuous at best. If the reductions or removals of taxpayer money to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood are “hardest on people who already face barriers to accessing health care,” if pending cuts really would “reduc[e] health care for as many as 390,000 people,” it’s only because abortion providers insist on allocating the monies they have away from providing health care to needful women toward providing abortions instead—thereby denying health care to those needful babies as well as to the needful women, pregnant and otherwise.
Organizations like Planned Parenthood really do provide valuable health care services to needful women, and to their families. They could continue to do so largely unabated if only they’d use the funds they bring in for that instead of for abortions.