Thousands more babies could be born in America if Planned Parenthood loses its taxpayer funding, the Washington Post article reported about a new federal budget analysis this week.
Released on Monday, the Congressional Budget Office report examined possible impacts of the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and defund the abortion group Planned Parenthood.
Last week, Republicans in Congress released the American Health Care Act. Under the legislation, there is a provision in the bill that prohibits states from using “direct spending” on “prohibited entities” with federal funds allocated from the legislation; and those entities include any entity that “provides for abortions.” That means the nation’s biggest abortion corporation — Planned Parenthood.
If Congress succeeds and Planned Parenthood loses its nearly half a billion dollars a year in federal funding, “several thousand” more babies could be born, according to the report.
Some may ask what is wrong with more babies being born in America. The answer is money. According to the analysis, the babies born as a result of Planned Parenthood being defunded likely would be on Medicaid.
Here’s more about the analysis:
The analysts estimated that excluding the women’s health organization from the Medicaid program for one year, as congressional Republicans have proposed, would particularly affect low-income areas and communities without many health care options, leaving 15 percent of those people “without services that help women avert pregnancy.”
… The reduction in services would ease federal spending on Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor, by $178 million during 2017, the CBO estimated. But analysts believe the savings would be partially offset by the fact that there would be “several thousand” more births paid for under Medicaid, which already picks up the costs of about 45 percent of all U.S. births; many of those new babies likely would qualify for the Medicaid program.
This brings up a larger question about the value of human lives. Money should not determine whether a human being lives or is killed in an abortion. Human lives should not be weighed in dollars and cents, but that is what is happening here.
Planned Parenthood aborts more than 320,000 unborn babies every year, and receives nearly half a billion tax dollars. A recent congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund it. Planned Parenthood also has been caught in numerous scandals involving Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Americans want to see the abortion group defunded, as evidenced by recent polls and the November election. Recent polling found 56 percent of Americans in battleground states want Planned Parenthood defunded.
Tom Glessner, president of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, told the Washington Post: “Planned Parenthood should be defunded because its business is based upon killing unborn children. Beyond any and all other reasons, defunding should take place for this reason.”