We want to thank the administration for their executive order cutting certain Title X funding from being used by Planned Parenthood and others committing or abetting abortion. We also thank the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the constitutionality of the order. Finally, we want to thank the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for enforcing the rule immediately in light of the full court’s ruling earlier this month.
The order will cut annual taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood through HHS by $50 to $60 million (about ten percent). But more than half-a-billion dollars in annual federal government subsidies still go to the abortion giant. While Christians are grateful, please continue to pray our fellow Americans will stand up for the least of these among us.
Coincidentally, Leana Wen, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, was forced out by the board of directors in what Dr. Wen termed “a secret meeting” on Tuesday. The former Baltimore city health commissioner claims she and the abortion giant’s board had “philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”
As Christians, we understand God is the Redeemer, and we pray for a miracle for Dr. Wen. As documented in the movie UNPLANNED, the redemption story of Abby Johnson (former Planned Parenthood clinic director and employee of the year), God can and does turn hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).