The Health and Human Services Department proposed to change the regulations for Title X funding Friday. Though it will likely take months to go into effect, the plan will make federal family planning funds unavailable for clinics that refer or provide abortions.
For lack of a better argument, the left is playing the old race card to talk it down. Earlier last week, more than 200 members of Congress said in a letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, “The move would disproportionately impact communities of color, the uninsured, and low-income individuals, and could reverse progress made in critical areas.”
Actually, communities of color have been targeted since the founding of Planned Parenthood as a eugenics initiative – a way to keep the minority the minority by killing babies before they take a breath. Founder Margaret Sanger had a dream of killing off black Americans completely. She called them “weeds” to be exterminated.
Seventy-eight percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in neighborhoods heavily populated by black Americans. And while they make up only 12% of the population, 35% of all of America's aborted babies are black. A staggering half of pregnancies to black women end in abortion. And now, abortion is being played as a precious gift to minority mothers. You can say Satan worked “successfully” through Sanger who knew the power of the church in the black community. She knew that if she could get the black pastors on board with her agenda by offering abortion as a benefit, things would roll downhill from there. The Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 has served to mold and manipulate the minds of Americans ever since.
Meeke Addison, co-host of Airing the Addisons on Urban Family Radio, responded:
I’m so tired of liberal law makers always describing abortion as healthcare. Minority communities in the United States, especially the black community, have been decimated by abortion. Families have been destroyed for generations because blacks largely believed the lie that they were carrying a lump of cells.
Now the deception is healthcare. Healthcare is healthy babies carried to term, not violently ripped from their mother’s womb. President Trump has delivered on yet another promise, I commend him. Now funds can go toward actual healthcare for women.
Our country is blessed when we make moves to implement policies that reflect the righteousness of Christ. It’s a lie to tell people in communities of color that their greatest healthcare need is abortion. It’s insulting and hateful. People in communities of color have the right to live and thrive like every other community. I’m so glad that President Trump is sending this message of love to communities of color. Abundant life is love … not murder that you and I fund.
A lie it is! Speaking of lies, Planned Parenthood has claimed for years that it uses taxpayer funds for its wealth of “other” services, and never abortion. Even if that were true, taxpayers would be indirectly paying for those abortions. If we are paying for the infrastructure that supports those abortions, then we are guilty of complicity. If we are paying for the building, furniture, utilities, equipment, supplies, and procedures offered and performed with the goal of securing future revenue generating abortions, we are culpable. That would be bad enough. But there’s more.
Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director, added incriminating clarification to the conversation last week:
As the former director of a Planned Parenthood in Texas, I used to be on the reciprocal end of the pro-life movement’s desire to defund the abortion giant. There was never any separation of funds in our clinics - it all went to the same account, whether that money came from taxpayers through Title X or from supporter donations or from payments for abortions.
“Abortion is not healthcare and women deserve better than their government forking over hundreds of millions of dollars to an enormous organization that seeks to strip women of their femininity by telling them abortion is equal to empowerment. That was only one of many lies I told the women I counseled when I worked at Planned Parenthood. It was all about the bottom line, one which I hope falls out from beneath Planned Parenthood when they are denied government funding.
Though the change does not affect Planned Parenthood’s ability to secure Medicaid funding, it does strip the organization of $60-80 million a year. It does not necessarily prohibit clinics receiving Title X funding from discussing abortion as an option. But it does forbid such facilities from “referring” patients to abortion providers. A woman does not technically need a written medical referral for an abortion, but the rule would preclude facilities from recommending certain clinics for abortions – whether verbally or in writing.
The proposal is different from the Reagan era regulations that wholly prohibited discussion about abortion at healthcare facilities that received Title X funds. Although the rule withstood a Supreme Court challenge, it was never fully enforced.
The rule requires a clear line of demarcation – both physically and financially. Under the provision, an abortion facility cannot be physically located within the same space or within the same financial structure.
This change set forth by the Trump administration is clear. Abortion is not family planning, and it is not healthcare.