April 1, 2019 | Posted in Abortion | By

Last week the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a list of federal Title X funding recipients.

According to the federal report, Planned Parenthood affiliates around the nation will receive $16,170,000 in Title X funds this fiscal year.

Title X grants from the federal government are earmarked for family planning services.

In Arkansas, Title X funds go to the State; elsewhere, the money goes to private groups.

The report indicates federal funding will go to Planned Parenthood affiliates working in eight states.

Even though it’s still receiving millions of dollars in public funding, Planned Parenthood issued a statement chastising the Trump Administration for stripping four of its affiliates of Title X grants this year.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of abortions, and the Title X money it receives from the federal government helps keep its doors open. Although Title X funds cannot be used directly for abortion, the taxpayer dollars help subsidize its abortion business indirectly. That’s why states like Arkansas have fought to keep Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers off the government dole.

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Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.