Does funding planned parenthood also fund abortions?
April 8, 2011 3:30 PM Subscribe
Does the government funding Planned Parenthood pay for abortions at all?
posted by jmd82 to law & government (15 answers total)
I've been reading about the government possibly shutting down due to the budget issue and the whole deal with funding Planned Parenthood being a major sticking point:
Planned Parenthood offers abortions, right? PP currently receives federal funding, right? So does that mean the federal funds indirectly pay for abortions? Or does the funding take place in such a way that federal funds do not support abortion?
I understand that government funds can not directly fund abortions and that PP is more than just an abortion clinic and offers many reproduction services. I am just trying to figure out if subsidizing PP at all in effect monetarily supporting abortions.
Let us refrain from the morality of abortions and whether or not the government should support PP in the process.