Vice President Mike Pence has no regard for women or their health. His over zealous need to stop women from getting abortions has lead him to cast a vote to break a tie in the Senate that will now allow states to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Only two Republican Senators voted against it, and of course, they were both women.
The GOP has continued to spread the false narrative that taxpayers fund abortions at Planned Parenthood. That is not true. Not a dime of taxpayer monies goes to pay for abortions. The money that Planned Parenthood gets from the government primarily goes to cover women’s health care services though men also go to Planned Parenthood for health care.
According to The Huffington Post,
The Title X federal grant program, enacted by President Richard Nixon in 1970, subsidizes preventive health care and family planning services for 4 million low-income Americans, roughly half of whom are uninsured. Planned Parenthood serves about a third of Title X patients, using the $70 million a year it receives in family planning grants to provide birth control and sexually transmitted infection screenings for people who can’t afford them. Title X money cannot be used to pay for abortions, but Republicans still oppose giving grants to organizations that offer abortion services.
Once again the Republicans show their complete and utter disregard for women. – Jan Harrison