How a Republican-backed effort to defund Planned Parenthood could lead to the defunding of a variety of abortion providers
The History of Planned Parenthood and Abortion The Planned Parenthood Federation of America was founded in 1954 as the nation’s largest abortion provider.
But it was not until 1973 that Congress established a task force that would investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, including the organization’s involvement in fetal tissue research.
Congress established the task force in response to the gruesome murder of an aborted baby in Wichita, Kansas.
It concluded that the group had been operating illegally, and that it was a “pervasive threat” to the “health, welfare and safety of women and children.”
A year later, in 1974, Congress passed the Reproductive Health Services Equity Act, which mandated that federally funded health centers “shall provide health care services consistent with the requirements of federal law, including but not limited to medical services, and shall not require patients to be subjected to abortion.”
By that point, Planned Parenthood had a history of operating illegally and was operating in states that were hostile to abortion.
Planned Parenthood was not the only abortion provider in the United States with such a history.
Between 1973 and 1975, the number of abortion facilities in the U.S. grew from about 3,500 to over 9,000.
By 1975, abortion providers operated in 26 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, according to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute.
In the same period, the share of abortions performed at abortion clinics increased from about 13 percent to more than 19 percent, according the Gattatz report.
The National Institutes of Health also tracked the abortion rate at abortion facilities, noting that in 1972, the U,S.
abortion rate was about 1,000 abortions per 1,00,000 women.
But by 1973, the rate had fallen to about 450 abortions per 100,000, according a Guttms report.
By the early 1980s, abortion facilities began shutting down and the number at the facility dropped significantly.
The Guttmans report notes that the number one reason abortion providers shut down during this time period was the threat of lawsuits brought by women who claimed that abortion providers had lied to them about the risks of abortion.
By 1976, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), a trade group for abortion providers, had published a list of “threats to the health and safety” of abortion patients.
“Planned Parenthood, in fact, has consistently refused to cooperate with investigations by the task forces into its activities,” the NAF said in a press release at the time.
In 1974, the NAI also noted that the abortion industry’s “business model relies on a highly fraudulent and deceptive marketing scheme, designed to increase the number and the demand for abortions, and to secure its control of the abortion business.”
In 1975, then-Vice President Richard Nixon declared a national emergency to combat the threat posed by the abortion lobby.
The following year, the Reagan administration created the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an agency to investigate Planned Pregnancy Centers.
By 1978, the government was monitoring the abortion operation.
As the CDC became more active in monitoring the industry, it began issuing warnings about the threat to women’s health posed by abortion.
On March 3, 1978, for instance, the agency warned that the organization had become “an important conduit for illicit trafficking and the manufacture of drugs” that could be used to illegally obtain abortions.
And on March 14, 1978 the agency announced that “Plano Pregnancy Center is known for its illegal activities, which are responsible for a high incidence of the following diseases and conditions in the population: Hepatitis B virus, tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical dysplasia, uterine cancer, and uterine tumor.”
In addition, the report said, the organization “has a history that goes back to the 1970s, in which it has operated illegal abortion clinics in other states.”
A month later, the CDC released a press statement stating that “the CDC does not support the illegal or immoral practice of abortion and is alarmed by the continuing existence of a large number of facilities that provide abortions in the nation.”
But by the time the United Nations passed the Framework Convention on the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism in 1980, abortion clinics were still operating legally in states with laws that prohibited abortion.
The report from the GATT Institute noted that “in 1973, abortion was a major source of income for abortion facilities.”
By 1980, more than $2.6 billion had been spent by the U in abortion since 1973.
A 1977 GATT report noted that between 1975 and 1977, the total number of abortions in clinics had grown from roughly 7,000 to over 11,000 facilities.
But the U had little power to stop these facilities from operating.
The 1973 Roe v.
Wade decision legalized abortion in the states, which were then governed by a variety