In his 2018 proposed budget, President Donald Trump states the highest funding priorities for the Health and Human Services are “health services through community health centers” that provide “critical health care services to low-income and vulnerable populations.”
President Trump is working to invest in community health centers by redirecting funding that currently goes to entities that provide abortions – like Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is fuming, saying this is the “worst budget for women in a generation.”
It begs the question – is there a difference in services between community health centers and Planned Parenthood? Take a look at Pennsylvania:
In Pennsylvania, there are only 25 Planned Parenthood locations spanning 16 counties compared to the over 300 community health centers spanning 52 counties.
There is a huge difference in what community health centers (or FQHC) offer to women in Pennsylvania versus Planned Parenthood:
- Over 11,000 women offered prenatal care at FQHCs compared to zero by Planned Parenthood.
- Over 25,000 mammograms at FQHCs compared to zero by Planned Parenthood.
- No direct involvement in abortions at FQHCs compared to over 17,000 abortions by Planned Parenthood (55% of all abortions in PA).
Investing in community health centers over Planned Parenthood in President Trump’s proposed budget is a win for women and families.
SB 300 has been introduced here in Pennsylvania to prioritize state funds. It would prioritize the allocated state funding for family planning services in order to invest in the best care for women. It would also prohibit funding to entities that provide abortions, like Planned Parenthood; who cover over half of all abortions in Pennsylvania.
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