The Trump administration has redirected $34 million in federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood to other providers that do not perform or refer for abortions, according to Breitbart News.
Planned Parenthood opted out of the administration’s enforcement of a rule stating that Title X federal funds cannot go to abortion providers, but must be redirected to non-abortion providers. “The Trump administration is frantically scrambling to try to fill the gaps in care created through its own unethical gag rule,” said a Planned Parenthood vice president.
But Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said, “Planned Parenthood would rather shut down a program designed to help women than put abortion in second place. The Trump Administration put women first as they looked to replace the programs Planned Parenthood was providing with real, life-affirming healthcare in other locations.”
“With these new funds in place,” Hawkins added, “more women will learn about their life-affirming options.”