Barack Obama to the rescue! With thousands of women terrified by Donald Trump’s statement to ban abortion, the former president is determined to pass a new rule that will protect Planned Parenthood’s funding — permanently! Read all about it, here!
“As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I’m pro-life,” said Donald Trump, 70, in the midst of his Feb. campaign at the University of Houston. “I’m totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood.” Women across America are terrified that the business mogul will defund the establish that’s provided so many with birth control, cancer screenings, and abortions. Thankfully, Barack Obama, 55, has a plan that will protects women’s (pro-choice) rights, and it’s called, Title X.
Title X says that states cannot withhold family planning money from certain recipients for any reason other than the provider’s “ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner,” according to the Huffington Post. This means states can no longer vote to defund Planned Parenthood and the sometimes controversial services it provides. States like Texas, Florida, and Louisiana have voted to defund the company in the past. If Title X becomes permanent after a 30-day public comment period, women will not be asked to pay money for abortions for any reason.
“Thanks to the Obama administration, women will still be able to access the birth control they need to plan their families, and the cancer screenings they need to stay healthy,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, to the news website. This is fantastic news for women’s rights — and their health! In Florida alone, there are roughly 84 pregnant women living with Zika, a mosquito-driven disease can cause the incurable microcephaly birth defect. Microcephaly is a condition where the baby is born with an abnormally smaller head, thus leading to poorer brain developments. In our humble opinion, women should never be told what to do with their bodies!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Title X rule? Do you support it?