Celebrating Support for Life from the White House

Released: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

After years of pro-life Virginians fighting against state and federal taxpayers being forced to subsidize Planned Parenthood, the White House issued a welcome executive order cutting $50 - $60 million to the abortion giant.

Last year, the VAIB fought against a new $6 million sweetheart deal for Planned Parenthood to provide “long acting contraceptive devices.” However, in a last-minute budget bill, the General Assembly gave Governor Northam—who got $3 million in political support from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia—double that amount in added taxpayer funds to his pro-abortion allies. 

The “Protect Life Rule” restricts certain Title X funds for family planning activities from being combined with funding for centers committing or abetting abortion. After a federal court found in favor of the order, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began enforcing the rule on July 15.

This will reduce annual taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood by about ten percent—leaving in place more than half-a-billion dollars in annual federal government subsidies to the abortion giant. But every child saved matters. 

While Christians in Virginia are grateful for the HHS’s $50 to $60 million reduction in public funds to Planned Parenthood, please continue to pray Virginians will stand up for the least of these among us and stop giving state taxpayer funds to the abortion giant. Please pray and share!