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A pas de deux

When the going gets rough and tough, the State Owned Media ducks out. They have no stomach for real negotiations. Analysis you won’t see on TV.

Observations

This action by Trump will set off a Leftist rush to the coronary clinics. Title X is a Sacred Cow and it is heading to the abattoir.

Trump to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Administration Will Announce Friday

On Friday, the Trump administration will announce a proposed rule to cut taxpayer funding to abortionists like Planned Parenthood under Title X, a program that provides $260 million annually in federal funding for contraception and other “family planning” initiatives.

“The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email.

The 1970 law establishing Title X states: “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” But in the 1970s and 1980s, the law was interpreted to allow Title X programs to refer patients for abortions, be co-located with abortion clinics, and lobby for pro-abortion policies—so long as federal dollars did not directly fund abortions. In 1988, President Reagan’s secretary of Health and Human Services issued regulations to end these practices that blurred the line between funding contraception and promoting abortion.

The 1988 Reagan regulation was immediately challenged in court and never enforced, but it was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in the case Rust v. Sullivan. By the time abortionists might have actually lost their Title X funds, however, Bill Clinton took office and killed the Reagan regulation, a policy that has remained in effect to this day. This anti-abortion regulation wasn’t reinstated by the George W. Bush administration. [snip]

The objection to the funding of Planned Parenthood is the use of one’s tax dollars paying for a practice that offends moral and religious principles. No different from being forced to join some union, pay dues and having said dues donated to political activities found opposite one’s convictions.

You can be sure of a firestorm of media insanity over this action. The normal gibberish spouted by the Jackass leadership and the nattering heads on TV will become posilutely and absotivily maniacal. Look for Mad Maxine to froth at the mouth.

Make enough popcorn so you don’t have to get up and miss the Left’s infarction.

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