Trump administration to close taxpayer abortion funding loophole


Friday, May 18, 2018

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal Division, Kristen Waggoner regarding President Trump’s expected announcement Friday that his administration will reinstate regulations that separate abortion from the Title X funding program—a move that will close a loophole that currently allows taxpayer dollars to flow to Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses:

“Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars shouldn’t be used to support abortion. We commend the Trump administration for making good on its promise to ensure this no longer happens. The Protect Life Rule won’t cut funding for health care clinics by one penny. It will simply ensure women and their families get the most robust care at facilities like community and rural healthcare centers, which exponentially outnumber Planned Parenthood locations nationally 20-1 and are not tainted by constant scandals and misdeeds. The nation’s largest abortion seller, Planned Parenthood, has a long track record of scandal, including covering up the sexual abuse of young girls. It has been under investigation for waste, abuse, and potential fraud and shouldn’t receive any taxpayer money. Today is a day for celebration for all Americans who value life and seek real health care.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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