President Trump once again demonstrated his support for life and his pursuit of ending many benefits currently being received by Planned Parenthood.
As reported by Townhall, some of that grant money now will go to a life-affirming medical provider called the Obria Group instead.
The grant announcement was released Friday on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website.
Those no longer receiving grants are Planned Parenthood affiliates in five states: Hawaii, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia, according to the abortion group’s website.
… seven Planned Parenthood affiliates in eight states are still set to receive funding through 2022 beginning on Monday. Oregon and Washington state’s health departments will also continue to serve as the sole grantees in those states. Those states and Planned Parenthood are suing to block the new anti-abortion rules due to take effect May 3, and threatening to withdraw unless federal courts step in.
Planned Parenthood’s $16 million-a-year allotment is a steep drop from the $50 to 60 million the group had been receiving annually.
According to Life News, the pro-life Obria Group will be receiving $1.7 million a year in Title X grants to provide comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals in California. Its services include pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal care, HIV/AIDS testing, ultrasounds, cancer testing, well-woman care, pap smears, STD testing and treatment, adoption referral and post-abortion support, according to Townhall.
“Many women want the opportunity to visit a professional, comprehensive health care facility–not an abortion clinic — for their health care needs; this grant will give them that choice,” Kathleen Eaton Bravo, founder and CEO of the pro-life health care group, said in a statement.
The money will go to seven clinic partners in four counties in California, according to the report. Three of the affiliates do not provide contraception, and two others will provide contraception but not use the grant money for that service, the report states.
Obria runs 21 health clinics and 11 mobile clinics in five states, and does not perform or promote abortions.
“With this grant, the administration has opened up a new avenue of health care choices for low-income and underserved women and their families in California,” Bravo said.
“Our goal is to basically say we’re going to build a model of comprehensive, holistic medical clinics so that a woman [facing an unplanned pregnancy] never has to darken the door of a Planned Parenthood again,” Bravo told The Daily Signal in an interview Tuesday.
“We are her health care provider,” she said. “It is a brand that has been desperately needed for 45 years, to unite the [pro-life] movement under this medical model.” [Read More]