Trump Aims to Cut Abortion Funding

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by David Nussman  •  •  May 22, 2018   

White House proposes excluding abortion from Title X family planning

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President Trump is pushing to remove $60 million from the abortion industry.

On Friday, the White House announced it would move to yank federal money under Title X from going to abortion mills.

Modeled after a Reagan-era policy, the "Protect Life Rule" would overturn current policy, which requires Title X services to counsel and refer for abortion.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the new proposal: "What this is, is [it's] taking money that is Title X family planning money and recognizing that abortion is not family planning. This is family planning money."

Even if passed, most taxpayer funding for abortion would remain under Medicaid.

But some pro-lifers are calling this a step in the right direction. Marjorie Dannenfelser, head of the Susan B. Anthony List, praised the president, saying, "We thank President Trump for taking action to disentangle taxpayers from the abortion business."

During his campaign, Trump promised that if Congress passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood he would sign it into law.

Nearly two years later, Americans are still waiting for a Republican-led Congress to defund America's largest abortion provider.

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