End abortion profiteering, says Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America
SFLA joins 85 Pro-life Organizations in asking HHS Sec. Alex Azar to restore President Ronald Reagan’s Title X Regulations
WASHINGTON D.C. (05-01-18) –Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said today that SFLA will be gathering signatures nationwide of those calling for Planned Parenthood and other abortion vendors to be cut off from Title X funds intended for family planning, not abortion, services.
The Trump Administration is looking into closing loopholes in the program that currently is Planned Parenthood’s second largest source of taxpayer funding. Hawkins also joined with 85 pro-life leaders this week asking Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azur to restore regulations President Ronald Reagan required of the family planning program. “Taxpayer funded ‘family planning’ should put family first before abortion profiteers who work to ensure that a family is never formed,” said Hawkins.
She continued: “Abortionists should not be permitted to double bill American taxpayers by setting up a storefront and charging for everything from so-called ‘education’ to any other product they can invoice. Nobody manipulates taxpayers quite like Planned Parenthood, which has figured out a way to get paid for everything from bad advice to underwriting a business enterprise that profits from abortion. But with these changes to the Title X program, we can remove family planning from places where ending family through abortion is big business.”
Reports indicate that Title X changes would also include expanding the list of eligible programs to those that value natural family planning and fertility tracking over chemical or hormonal tools.
“Students for Life commends members of the House and Senate who are fighting for effective family support and to ensure that the nation’s largest abortion vendor does not profit from the misuse of Title X funds. Scarce tax monies designed to help families should not end up in the pockets of people dedicated to preventing families from being created at all,” said Hawkins. SFLA’s Title X efforts is only one of several current campaigns designed to redirect scarce tax dollars away from abortion providers and to real, full-service medical care. SFLA is sponsoring a strategic 5-state campaign calling on U.S. Senators to defund Planned Parenthood at the first available opportunity. The five states being targeted include West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Planned Parenthood makes money through a number of programs, including highly controversial sex education that many parents oppose. Learn more about their programming here.
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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, Students for Life has over 1200 groups on college and high school campuses.