Excerpt from: LifeNews.com (click for full article)
“No federal funds pay for abortion,” is Planned Parenthood’s favored response whenever taxpayer funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider is questioned. But even in spite of funding restrictions such as the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid funds from being used directly for abortion (a restriction which Planned Parenthood unequivocally states it “strongly opposes”[i]), Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding subsidizes its abortion practice.
Federal law, even before Roe v. Wade, has been concerned about abortion providers like Planned Parenthood misusing “family planning” funds to support their abortion businesses. In the case of Title X “family planning” funding, for example, the law does not merely say that these funds are barred from being used for abortion directly, but also that these funds are not supposed to be used in “programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”[ii] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notes that this restriction is one of the “five major provisions of [Title X],”[iii] and reiterates in its program policy guide that the “broad range of services” required by Title X “does not include abortion as a method of family planning.”[iv]