According to the NY Times, PP Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a statement:
"Let's be clear: Federal funds already do not pay for abortions. Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept. Providing critical health care services for millions of American women is nonnegotiable."
Of the discussion, POTUS tried to explain by repeating the same paragraph he said throughout the campaign:
"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. 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."
What polling?? Got any evidence for us, sir? That's what we thought.
Sounds to us like Trump is trying to please his pro-life constituency AND his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who has been vocal about *air quotes* standing up for women *end air quotes*.
And just we're clear here — PP provides countless medical services, including cancer screenings, sexually transmitted disease testing and, controversially, abortions. BUT, according to the organization, no federal funding goes toward abortion.
In case you're wondering what defunding PP would actually look like, educate yourself (below):
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