Obama Admin Funding Allows Abortion-Referral Clinic to Expand
by Steven Ertelt | Durham, NC | LifeNews.com | 8/3/12 12:08 PM
Following a recent announcement that the Obama administration would replace the state taxpayer funding North Carolina cut for a Planned Parenthood abortion referral business, a Durham clinic says it will be able to expand.
As LifeNews reported, for the third time in July and the fifth time overall, the Obama administration has override the decision of a state to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The Obama administration usurped the will of the North Carolina legislature by awarding $426,000 in federal grants directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state.
On July 3, the state legislature passed a budget adjustment bill redirecting $343,000 in family planning funding from Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business, to county health departments that provide comprehensive care.
But the administration’s Planned Parenthood funding has the local clinic in Durham saying it will get 500 more customers.
The Durham clinic of Planned Parenthood — recently at risk of closing its doors — will be able to serve an additional 500 patients thanks to a federal grant.
The clinic had been threatened with closure because the state legislature this year cut Planned Parenthood’s $125,000 budget allotment. Instead, the Newsom Street facility will grow its services because Planned Parenthood has received a Title X grant worth $426,000 — nearly three times as much as state lawmakers cut.
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“The best proof is Planned Parenthood’s refusal to simply stop performing abortions in order to continue receiving taxpayer funding through the states. The SBA List position is clear: stop providing abortion and we will stop working to eliminate your taxpayer funding,” she concluded.