American Government ceases to be the international sponsor of abortion

The current Government of the United States has presented an amendment to the “Affordable Care Act“, with the result that they will not accept longer award Planned Parenthood 500 million Euros annually, around two-fifths of their total budget. Planned Parenthood has 57 local affiliates that operate around 650 health centers in the United States. In 2015, the organisation received $553 million from federal funds, $309 million from private insurers, $353 million in donations and $80 million from other sources. According to their own figures, 2.5 million people use their facilities every year, and they believe that 1 in 5 American women has visited a center at least once in her life (JAMA 177; 307-308, 2017).

Official reasons to defund Planned Parenthood, “We don’t want to commit taxpayer funding for abortion, and Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a CNN town hall.

The government had subsidised Planned Parenthood to promote abortion also in other countries.

A step has been made in the last February when President Trump signed an executive order barring federal funds (see Washington Post, January 24, 2017) from organizations that promote abortion around the world, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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