Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal COMPLETELY Defunds Abortion Providers and Planned Parenthood Is Furious about It
Peter LaBarbera : May 24, 2017
The Trump proposal to redirect taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood "would result in a $422 million increase in federal funding for community healthcare centers, which enjoy strong bipartisan support, avoid provision of abortion, and now serve nearly 24.3 million people (and climbing) in medically underserved communities across the United States." -Susan B. Anthony List
(Washington, DC)—[LifeSiteNews] Pro-abortion feminists are bemoaning and pro-lifers are celebrating President Trump's 2018 budget proposal that would withhold all federal funds from abortion-provider Planned Parenthood. (Photo: American Life League/via LifeSiteNews.com)
Breitbart reported that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney told the media on Monday that the new budget would defund the abortion business, but only if the new Republican healthcare legislation passed recently by the House is also passed by the Senate and signed into law.
Asked if the Fiscal Year 2018 Trump budget defunds Planned Parenthood, Mulvaney said, "'Yes,' but added that it does 'because it assumes the American Health Care Act passes and the AHCA in its current form, which is the one we assumed—and that's making a bunch of assumptions, here—that it assumes that passes and that defunds Planned Parenthood,'" Breitbart reported.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the grassroots pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, applauded Trump, saying, "Taxpayers should not have to prop up Planned Parenthood's failing, abortion-centered business model."
"From day one, President Trump has worked to keep his pro-life promises, including stopping taxpayers from being forced to fund abortion and abortion businesses. We're encouraged to see that the budget released today prevents federal funds from going to the nation's largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood," Dannenfelser said in a statement.
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