During his campaign, President Trump vowed to drain the swamp. That means many things to many people. But overall, it’s a promise to rid our government of corruption. Also, it includes ending the support for anything that is unacceptable.
Already in his first two years, President Trump has made good on his word. His strict leadership has slashed the size of the federal government. He killed regulations that choked businesses and job creation. On top of that, he continues to go after the vile policies and projects of his predecessor.
But perhaps the biggest move is happening today. President Trump vowed to go after this one Holy Grail of the left. This organization is fiercely protected by liberals. Despite it being downright evil. For decades, conservatives have tried to defund it. But now it looks like Trump is the man to do it.
From NBC News:
The Trump administration moved forward with a proposal Friday that would effectively ban Planned Parenthood and similar organizations from providing abortion and related services under the same roof as operations funded by federal family-planning grants, according to an administration official.
More from Weekly Standard:
“The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email.
The 1988 Reagan regulation was immediately challenged in court and never enforced, but it was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in the case Rust v. Sullivan. By the time abortionists might have actually lost their Title X funds, however, Bill Clinton took office and killed the Reagan regulation, a policy that has remained in effect to this day. This anti-abortion regulation wasn’t reinstated by the George W. Bush administration.
Defunding Planned Parenthood seems almost impossible. Their lobbyists are entrenched in D.C. like blood-sucking tics. They have bought and sold numerous Democrats. Abortionists push their practice through the media like some kind of godsend. They even claim the act of killing a child is feminist. And they called us deplorable.
This move will not prevent clinics from counseling for clients about abortion, but it will end the mandate that they push for it. Groups like Planned Parenthood claim they provide “healthcare” to low-income women. The reality? They just provide abortions. All their other services only exist for patients who are getting an abortion.
This move will prevent Title X funds from going to Planned Parenthood. That amounts to roughly $260 million a year. But make no mistake, the group won’t disappear. They still get plenty of cash from the government (in other ways) and through private donors.
However, this step is a clear sign that Trump is far from finished in his crusade to end abortion. In fact, this is powerful move. It will empower pro-life groups to campaign even harder. Planned Parenthood will get a massive black eye. Americans will see what kind of vile organization they are.
Make no mistake, they are going to fight back tooth and nail. Leftists don’t like to see their free money get taken away. Planned Parenthood and their puppets in D.C. will try to oppose Trump’s move. The liberal media will shriek.
But they will fail.
Source: NBC News, Weekly Standard