Planned Parenthood has seen its state funding drop since 2010. President Obama is to the rescue, providing "Title X Grants" from the HHS office of "Population Affairs" to circumvent the wishes of the states elected officials. If abortion is a "women's health" issue, why would the office of "Population Affairs" provide grant money to fund abortion clinics?
Ten republican controlled legislatures voted to defund the Abortion organization founded by Margaret Sanger; possibly based on the fact that poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans do not want tax-payer dollars funding abortion. Or, perhaps the states opted to take away funding because a recent Gallup Poll shows that only 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice." This is all speculation, it may just be that the Republicans are continuing to plot their evil "war on women."
The Huffington Post reports that "The Obama administration so far has awarded hefty new federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood clinics in three states that have cut the providers' funding: New Jersey, Tennessee and North Carolina." Obama stated that he is providing the money so that his daughters can "control their own health care choices..." (and perhaps not be punished with a baby)?
The Title X grants were also given to the abortion provider under George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. One of the recipients of the grants is in North Carolina - the federal grant was three times more than the state funding received previously. The new Obama money will be used by the clinic in part, to provide "counseling" for teens (and no doubt, free condoms for 12-year-olds).