Section 1803: Senate Health Care Bill Makes Planned Parenthood Quasi-Government Agency?
by Katie Walker
Released October 27, 2009
Washington, DC (27 October 2009) – The Senate version of America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 may transform the nation's largest abortion chain into a quasi-government entity for sex education.Section 1803, page 503, creates a National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center and states:
The Secretary shall award a grant to a nationally recognized, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that meets the requirements described in clause (ii) to establish and operate a national teen pregnancy prevention resource center (in this subparagraph referred to as the 'Resource Center') to carry out the purpose and activities described in clause (iii). (emphasis added)According to the requirements found in clause (ii):
The organization has demonstrated experience working with and providing assistance to a broad range of individuals and entities to reduce teen pregnancy. The organization is research-based and has comprehensive knowledge and data about teen pregnancy prevention strategies.According to Rita Diller, national director for STOP Planned Parenthood, there is only one "nationally recognized" organization that fits the bill – Planned Parenthood.
"This dangerous provision to the Senate health care bill could give Planned Parenthood, already under investigation for tax fraud and concealing child rape, quasi-government status and even more influence over our kids," Diller said.
Section 1803 also creates a "Personal Responsibility Education for Adulthood Training" program (i.e. sex education), which grants at least $250,000 to each state to educate adolescents on "both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and STDs."
American Life League's Michael Hichborn has a full analysis of this and the many other dangerous provisions included in the health care bill in his upcoming Report on America's Healthy Future Act of 2009.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- American Life League: ALL Report with Michael Hichbornhttp://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanLifeLeague#p/c/FAD9131EC38E3A22/0/f19HjjDjbNk