The White House, under President Trump, has been discussing the possibility of removing funding from Planned Parenthood, and proposed that the federal funding would remain if they discontinued providing abortions as a service. They rejected it immediately as an impossibility, thereby rejecting the $500 million they receive annually from the government. This money is NOT meant to go to abortion services, but to provide health care services to American women. President Trump is pro-life, as are the majority of the American people. Republicans in Congress are going to be making a move soon to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood and make a provision for what was included in their services as a part of their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
President Donald Trump’s Take as From New York Times:
“As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women’s health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of nonabortion services such as cancer screenings,” he said. “Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women’s health, while not providing abortion services.”
At various points during the campaign, Mr. Trump spoke favorably of the work of Planned Parenthood, even while saying he would support withdrawing its funding if abortions continued. “Millions and millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by Planned Parenthood,” he said in February 2016 at a debate hosted by CNN. “I would defund it because I’m pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”