|Washington, D.C. – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion corporation, has decided to withdraw from the Title X program – at a cost of about $60 million a year – rather than comply with the “Protect Life Rule” that disentangles abortion from the Title X network by prohibiting recipients from referring patients for abortions. The Protect Life Rule requires that recipients separate, both physically and financially, abortion from family planning services, and they must no longer refer for abortions. Recipients are also required to report all instances of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement — something Live Action News has shown Planned Parenthood has long failed to do. The rule does not reduce family planning funding and does not prohibit Title X providers from providing neutral, nondirective counseling about abortion. It also does not prevent anyone from obtaining Title X services.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“What a week for Planned Parenthood. First, they were ordered to pay $3M in damages to a whistleblower that exposed their illegal and dangerous conduct and now they have chosen to leave behind $60 million a year rather than financially separate its abortion business. Planned Parenthood continues to prioritize profit off of the killing of preborn children rather than listen to the American people and our government and disentangle taxpayer funds from this grave human rights abuse. The Protect Life Rule lines up with polling that shows a majority of Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion. Let’s not stop here. Most of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding comes in the form of Medicaid reimbursements rather than through Title X. Planned Parenthood will still continue to receive taxpayer-funded reimbursements all while running a business that takes the lives of 900 preborn children every day, has been accused of Medicaid fraud, discriminating against pregnant employees, aiding sexual abusers, giving women medical misinformation, demonstrating a willingness to aid sex traffickers, demonstrating a willingness to commit sex-selective abortions, and more. It’s time we fully remove our tax dollars from this abortion giant and redirect it towards entities that truly care for women and children.”
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