Report: Trump Debates Cutting Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood – CBN News Emily Jones

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Report: Trump Debates Cutting Federal Funds to 
Planned Parenthood

04-30-2018
CBN News Emily Jones

President Donald Trump is considering cutting federal funds to abortion providers such as 

Planned Parenthood, according to a new report from Axios.

Axios reports Kellyanne Conway discussed the decision with President Trump on Friday, in 

hopes of fulfilling his campaign promise to defund Planned Parenthood so long as the organization 
continues to provide abortions.

The proposed measure would effectively change Title X, which provides federal grants to family 

planning programs. Title X has a budget of $289 million and provides funding for approximately 
Reagan-era policy that prevented health care providers from receiving Title X funding if they 
provided abortions. That policy was only in effect for a couple of weeks before it was later rescinded 
by the Clinton administration.

Planned Parenthood is outraged by the proposal.

“This would have devastating consequences, and essentially dismantle the nation’s program for 

affordable birth control and reproductive health care, which 4 million people rely on. This policy 
is dangerous – it would keep women from having information, and from getting the best health 
care possible,” Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood’s executive vice president said in a statement.

A source close to the policy discussions told Axios it would be “political suicide” for Trump to 

abandon his campaign promise.

“I just don’t understand why they would betray a core campaign promise during a midterm election 

year where there are a lot of key House and Senate races where this is a winning issue in light of the
polling,” the source said.

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