But the baby-killing crowd spin it as if the grant money was used for "cancer screenings" for underpriviledged women. In fact, the far-left loons at HuffPost went so far as to say, "...Planned Parenthood, primarily a women's health and family planning organization, over the fact that some of its clinics offer abortions."
The truth is really quite different - studies indicate that most of the funds received by Planned Parenthood go toward abortions, which are, by far, more expensive than screenings. But the left won't admit to that. And it is precisely why Planned Parenthood is under Congressional investigation.
The left also claim that the "underpriviledged women" they serve will have nowhere else to turn for "cancer screenings". That is a bold-faced lie. Underpriviledged women generally get welfare, medicaid etc. and can get cancer screenings almost anywhere. What they CANNOT get from Medicaid or Medicare is an abortion. So, despite the BS from Planned Parenthood and the left, this is about paying for abortions, not cancer screenings.
Here is a simple solution to the entire problem of whether or not funding goes toward abortion or not - Planned Parenthood could simply separate the two functions. Each kept separate, with separate bank accounts. One org would be strictly for abortions, and the other would be strictly for other women's services. In this way they could easily prove what funds are going for what.
But they have repeatedly refused to do so. Why do you suppose that is? Anyone with an I.Q. of at least two digits knows why.