Will miracles ever cease?
I hope not.
I’m going to start this article with an admission.
I walked away by and large from doing “political” things during the 2016 primaries early on because of the sheer stupidity of how the candidates’ supporters were going on and on about how great their candidate was and how crappy Donald Trump was acting. I had friends on all sides of the issue that were busting up friendships over, in my mind, the candidate who would win the GOP nod and lose in the fall.
I personally was lobbied after the GOP Clevland convention to get on board with candidate Trump and I always refused politely. Not because I thought Clinton was great or anything like that, but I didn’t believe that Donald Trump was truly pro-life. I had enough of the jerking the pro-life chains during the Bush 43 administration and the other officials who talked a great game but feared the pro-abortion smear campaign if they touched any of the sacred money going to Planned Parenthood.
Well, I am here to say that I was 100% wrong about Donald Trump and his views on pro-life. His administration has successfully taken the fight to the biggest abortion provider in the nation and said you can’t use federal dollars to promote abortion.
Here is what happened according to CBS News…
Planned Parenthood said all of its clinics will formally leave Title X, the marquee federal program dedicated to providing birth control to low-income women. A change to the program last year requires beneficiaries to comply with a so-called “gag order” on abortion services — something that Planned Parenthood said it isn’t willing to do. The clinic’s exit will result in a loss of millions of federal dollars.
In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Planned Parenthood’s new leader, Alexis McGill Johnson, announced all the health care clinic’s affiliates would be sending letters to the Department of Health and Human Services Monday, formally announcing their resignation from Title X. She warned that without Planned Parenthood, low-income women in rural areas would struggle to find affordable birth control options.
Title X funds have never been authorized to pay for abortions. Instead, the money is used for wellness exams, STD and HIV screenings, birth control and contraceptive education, according to Planned Parenthood. Anti-abortion rights advocates argue that any money given to Planned Parenthood — even if it’s not used for abortions — frees up funding to be used for the procedure.
But in February, a 312-page filing from the Department of Health and Human Services proposed what abortion rights advocates have referred to as a “gag rule.” Under the proposal, the agency wrote that “none of the funds appropriated for Title X may be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” The changes impact not just Planned Parenthood, but any clinic that supports, performs or even refers patients for abortion services.
PP has for a long time used federal money to free up and promote abortions. They have denied it but the evidence is clear and all the puff pieces in the MSM won’t obscure any of that.
No Republican administration since the adoption of Roe v Wade since 1972 has taken the fight to all levels on abortion as this one has. I would have never believed this even if someone from the future came back to tell me this in 2016. As I write this now I’m still somewhat dazed.
How is it that a New Yorker who was born into a real estate family and developed a media persona, now leads the most Pro-Life Presiedcy this nation has ever seen?
I don’t know, but I’m glad that miracles never cease.