Let’s assume for a minute that you were about to go on a vacation. You have decided to book your hotel room for three nights at a reasonable price of a hundred dollars a night.
You drive to your destination, through two accidents and a traffic jam on the highway. You get to the hotel and check in, and instead of the bill for three hundred dollars that you were supposed to pay, you get presented with a bill for a thousand dollars. You are paying for someone else to stay in a much fancier room. You would be pretty damn mad right?
Of course, you would. Now, imagine walking out to get your mail and getting a bill for someone else’s abortion.
The Democratic coronavirus relief package could send up to $50 million to abortion providers through Title X “family planning” funds.
The $1.9 trillion bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives early Saturday morning, would appropriate $50 million to the Department Health and Human Services.
Under recent changes from the Biden administration, HHS could send that money to abortion clinics, a policy expert told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“This is a huge red flag in this bill,” Rachel Bovard, senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, told the DCNF. “It will go to Planned Parenthood clinics.”
Former President Donald Trump in July 2019 stripped Title X funding from family planning clinics that refer women for abortions.
The president’s rules required organizations that perform abortions and make abortion referrals to do so in separate buildings from those that receive Title X federal funds.
President Joe Biden’s administration quickly took steps to reverse the policy.
In a Jan. 28 executive order, the new president ordered HHS to review of Title X family planning regulations.
Bovard suspects that HHS will hold the funds until Trump’s executive order on Title X has been reversed.