AUL’s William Saunders and Anna Franzonello blogging at LifeNews:
Under the pretext of protecting the Title X “family planning” program, Representative Robert Dold (a self-described “pro-choice” Republican from Illinois) has introduced legislation misleadingly titled “Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care.”
Representative Dold claims his bill—which would prohibit excluding abortion providers from the Title X program—is “critical” for ensuring “nondiscrimination within the federal Title X family planning program.” In reality, the bill only protects the abortion industry’s inappropriate stranglehold on Title X funding, and does not promote women’s health care.
The concern that the abortion industry would misuse or exploit family planning funds predates Roe v. Wade. Since its enactment in 1970, the statutory language of Title X has reflected popular opinion that abortion is not “family planning” and should not be funded at taxpayers’ expense.
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