Things Planned Parenthood's 'Truth Team' Forgot to Mention

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has dispatched a "Truth Team" to rally opposition to the Pence Amendment (H.R. 1, sec. 4013), a measure to stop federal funding of PPFA and its 102 affiliates. But not everything said by PPFA officials and sympathetic media has been the whole truth and nothing but the truth.In the interest of an informed debate about taxpayer funding of PPFA, a few omissions and potentially misleading statements are addressed below.Claim: "This is about women's health more than abortion" (Cecile Richards, PPFA President)This was quoted by Jonathan Alter in a March 14 opinion piece posted on Bloomberg Opinion. But Congress already spends billions every year for women's health care, through Medicaid, Medicare and other programs. Defunding PPFA is about no longer coercing taxpayers to contribute to the nation's largest abortion chain. In its last reported fiscal year (2008-2009), PPFA clinics aborted 332,278 children, a number equal to...(Read Full Article)

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