Planned Parenthood forgoes $60 million in tax dollars

Midnight on Monday this week was the deadline for healthcare providers receiving federal funds to demonstrate they would commit to no longer providing abortions. This requirement stems from the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Title X standard, the “Protect Life Rule,” which aims to ensure that health clinics engaged in abortion will no longer be eligible for federal tax dollars. In political protest, however, Planned Parenthood withdrew from receiving these funds altogether, misleadingly accusing HHS of instituting a “gag rule.”

When instituting the new Protect Life Rule, HHS officials took the initiative to offer groups like Planned Parenthood the opportunity to still receive funding if they would show that they are making a “good faith effort” to comply with the new standard. This isn’t an effort to callously rip healthcare funding away from low income communities. But that is how Planned Parenthood and much of the media have portrayed the situation, claiming that supporters of life want to take away resources from women. 

Knowing Planned Parenthood’s abortion services growth rate, it’s unsurprising that the “healthcare” provider is choosing to make a political statement yet again. You may have heard the oft-repeated statistic that only about 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services go toward abortions. The reality is that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, and abortion is essential to their business. This explains why they were so quick to opt out of receiving federal funds that help provide real women’s healthcare. Without the ability to perform (and spend millions lobbying for) abortions, Planned Parenthood loses its identity.

Fortunately, the courts have so far upheld the Protect Life Rule, meaning that thousands of healthcare centers that protect, promote, and cherish life will benefit from increased federal funding as they continue providing real care to women across the country. On the flip side, however, our state government here in Massachusetts will likely dole out millions of more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood to counteract the federal withdrawal of funds. Nevertheless, at a national level, this is still a step in the right direction and a major win for life. 

Share:

More Posts

NBYPT Drag Show: It was what we thought it would be.

Many of you asked if we would follow up on last week’s email about the drag show for teenagers in Newburyport. After pushback from parents and concerned citizens, the city assured the public that it would not be a drag show, but

They’re Definitely Not Grooming Kids in Newburyport

Our culture has become so completely desensitized to the grotesque sexualization of children, people refuse to see it even when it’s right in front of their eyes. This is certainly true of a taxpayer funded group in Newburyport, MA that

BREAKING: 9-0 Victory in Boston Christian Flag Case!!

We all know that the Boston city government is ideologically liberal.  But now we have confirmation that they are to the left of every single justice currently sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court.  I got the news about a tremendous legal

Somerville Finally Allows Church To Open New School

SOMERVILLE SCHOOL COMMITTEE GRANTS PERMISSION FOR LOCAL CHURCH TO OPEN A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL AFTER MONTHS OF OPPOSITION. “If we didn’t vote to approve, we’d be sued and we would lose.” The showdown in Somerville has ended with a victory for