March 8, 2017
Donald Trump has said he will continue funding Planned Parenthood if it stops providing abortions, prompting a swift rejection from the reproductive health organisation.
At one point during his presidential campaign, the anti-abortion businessman vowed to end federal funding for the non-profit, which makes up more than half of its $1.3 billion annual revenue through central government funding.
But no federal money is spent on abortion services, which only take up 3 per cent of Planned Parenthood’s total budget, and the health service was quick to condemn the informal offer as a thinly veiled threat.
Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion—a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer screenings. https://t.co/TWGOcVjBJ4
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) March 6, 2017
Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens told the New York Times: “Let’s be clear: Federal funds already do not pay for abortions.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:16 am