If only the Obama administration would defend the nation as boldly as it defends Planned Parenthood. The White House has just proposed new mandate that would prevent states from blocking Title X funding for “family planning services” (aka pro-abortion companies). Judging by the bill’s language, Planned Parenthood is set to be one of the rule’s biggest benefactors.
“Title X serves women, men, and adolescents to enable individuals to freely determine the number and spacing of children,” the rule reads. “By law, services are provided to low-income individuals at no or reduced cost. Services provided through Title X-funded health centers assist in preventing unintended pregnancies and achieving pregnancies that result in positive birth outcomes.”
The law goes on to explain that Title X funding is prohibited from going toward abortion services except in rare cases, but any federal funding toward Planned Parenthood, which performs over 300,000 abortions a year, should cause concern for the pro-life community.
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) told LifeNews.com that this latest HHS mandate smells like a political “stunt.”
“This latest stunt from President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services should surprise absolutely no one,” Rep. Diane Black told LifeNews.com
“We’ve known all along that the Obama Administration will go to untold lengths to protect its friends in the big abortion industry. After all, this Administration has previously used backdoor maneuvers to line Planned Parenthood’s pockets with Obamacare navigator grants and praised the abortion provider’s ‘high ethical standard’ even after it was caught trafficking in baby body parts,” Black said.
LifeNews Note: Cortney O’Brien is a Townhall web editor, where this was originally published.