The AP reported in Feb., 2020, that states were already moving to fund the organization in their budgets to cover the Title X funding shortfall. Planned Parenthood also receives reimbursements from Medicaid for services, although Medicaid cannot pay for elective abortions by law.
The White House, meanwhile, has reaffirmed President Joe Biden’s support for federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and Biden has issued guidance saying that states can’t refuse to fund the organization with Medicaid dollars.
Biden also supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding of elective abortions.
Dannenfelser warned against efforts by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups to loosen federal restrictions on the abortion pill regimen, making it available over-the-counter and through the postal service. Currently, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations require that the abortion pill be prescribed in-person at a health clinic.
“We will never quit fighting to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion industry and provide the life-affirming alternatives women and families deserve,” she said.
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In comparison to the number of abortions performed last year—nearly 355,000—Planned Parenthood said its affiliates provided 8,626 “prenatal services,” 2,110 instances of “miscarriage care,” 31,912 “family practice services,” and 2,667 “adoption referrals.”
The report featured a testimony from a woman who had an abortion at Planned Parenthood, and touted abortion facilities that remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The first days of the pandemic gave us a peek behind the curtain into a world without Roe,” the report stated, noting that some states tried to halt abortions along with other “non-essential” elective surgeries in order to slow the spread of the virus.