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By Brad Mattes, LifeNews, Aug. 22, 2019
The president’s Protect Life Rule prevents any entity that provides or refers for abortion from receiving Title X funds.
Is the President’s decision justified? Let’s take a summary look.
Title X dollars are fungible when it comes to abortion. For example, PP abortion facilities use it as a slush fund, spending the money on advertising, staffing, utilities, rent, office supplies or computers. These assets are used to facilitate both family planning services and abortion. The Protect Life Rule draws a bright line between family planning and the abortion industry by excluding entities that refer for or provide abortion.
Planned Parenthood had developed an end-run game around Title X money and the Hyde Amendment which prohibits tax dollars from funding abortion. It’s reported the organization will only refer women to another PP facility for an abortion, even if it’s hours away and a non-affiliated abortion center is nearby. So, PP collected Title X tax funding and then referred women to other PP abortion facilities that were paid to do the abortions. ….