If you really want to save Planned Parenthood (In 3 Easy Steps)…
If states wish to “opt out” of Medicaid and Title X federal funding for women who use Planned Parenthood services, here is how to make up the difference without using tax dollars:
- How much money do we need…$250 million (not all states will withhold funding so I think we are very safe going with 50% funding). New York, California, and Illinois are not opting out and they have massive populations. Texas and Florida probably will…regardless, we can make the numbers work.
- Raise the money: That is roughly the amount of money Bernie Sanders raised in a campaign that was a sure loser…and (unlike Bernie) there are zero limits to how much can be donated to PP, so if “shouters” were to do fundraising, Hollywood put its money where its mouth is, and people like me gladly give $50 then hitting that number annually would not be a problem (or the progressive Alphabet or Facebook could just stroke a check and it would be done — $FB could end the PP funding problem for less than 2% of its annual profit not revenue, profit). So maybe scream at Zuck instead of a Fed Government $20 trillion in debt?
- Replace the Medicaid/ Title X recipients from the defunded states with a scholarship program from the new fund created in #2.
Seriously, if you make this a solvable problem (which it is) instead of a political issue, then women get the services they need, pro-lifers are not supporting abortion, and we are a better nation for it.