Planned Parenthood Clinic Will Stop Doing Abortions After Trump Defunds Its Sex-Ed Program

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 29, 2017   |   11:02AM   |   Des Moines, IA

An Iowa Planned Parenthood could be shutting down completely at the end of the year because two of its taxpayer funding streams are being cut off.

WQAD News 8 reports the Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, Iowa will stop doing abortions at the end of this year. It also stopped providing cancer screenings, STD testing and birth control earlier this year, according to the report.

The abortion group’s Iowa affiliate, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which includes the Bettendorf facility, has lost millions in taxpayer funding, thanks to the hard work of state and federal pro-life officials.

This spring, Iowa state lawmakers passed legislation to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland used to receive about $1 million in taxpayer dollars each year through Medicaid.

Soon afterward, Planned Parenthood announced plans to close four Iowa facilities; the Bettendorf facility could be number five.

More recently, though, the abortion chain also received news of another cut to its federal taxpayer funding. President Donald Trump’s administration said it will stop giving a nearly $1 million annual grant for sex education to the Iowa abortion affiliate.

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Planned Parenthood says it does not use tax dollars to perform abortions, but it’s pretty evident that it uses our tax dollars to prop up its deadly abortion business.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States, aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. But according to its annual reports, Planned Parenthood also enjoyed about half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding annually under pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

While Congress have yet to pass legislation defunding the abortion chain of a large chunk of that money, many state and federal pro-life leaders are working on other ways to cut its funding. For example, this summer, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced heavy cuts to grants that Planned Parenthood received to help people sign up for Obamacare.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation also lost its taxpayer funding this year when President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy. The policy, which had been previously instituted by the Reagan Administration and the two Bush Administrations but overturned by Presidents Obama and Clinton, defunds groups that promote or perform abortions in other countries.