After New Hampshire’s Executive Council rejected funding for Planned Parenthood over opposition to abortion, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra made an emergency trip to a New Hampshire facility.
Becerra personally visited the abortionists to deliver a Title X “Dire Need” grant of $500,000 to fill the clinic’s supposed funding gaps.
WMUR-TV aired this video report:
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra’s visit came after his department delivered a Title X Dire Need grant of $500,000 to Planned Parenthood to fill the gap left by funds rejected by New Hampshire’s Executive Council over opposition to abortion.
“We’ve got your back,” Becerra declared. “And there have been some challenging times. I don’t think they’re over, but you hung in there, and we hope to make a commitment to you that we’re not going to leave.”
“I hope we can stress that…this is about health care,” added U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), suggesting that the funding was about “annual exams, cancer screenings, STI treatment has been noncontroversial.”
Abortion advocates insist that tax dollars given to abortion-involved facilities for other purposes don’t support abortions, but pro-lifers warn that such subsidies ultimately enable abortion groups to commit more abortions by freeing up money from their other revenue services. Duke University healthcare analyst Chris Conover estimated in 2015 that taxpayers ultimately cover almost 25 percent of all abortion costs, despite federal restrictions on direct abortion funding.
Additionally, legitimate providers of women’s health services typically dwarf abortion-involved facilities across the country. As of 2015, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics outnumbered Planned Parenthood facilities 52 to five in New Hampshire. Today, Planned Parenthood still has just five locations in the state.
“Planned Parenthood of Northern New England doesn’t need Title X money,” New Hampshire Right to Life said last December. “According to their 2019 financial statement (the most recent year available), of the $28.3m received as revenue that year, only $17.9m went to direct patient services, while $10 million went to profit, lobbying, fundraising, and administration.”
Despite the state’s actions to restrict abortion funding, the Biden administration continues pushing its abortion-on-demand agenda.