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@PPFA has been running a promotion on @Twitter ever since @HHSGov announced re-institution of an accounting rule to ensure that federally funded grant recipients use federal $$$ only for their intended purposes.

Here's a sample of their wares:
@PPFA goes on to describe the rule as unethical, and to claim that the rule prevent health care workers from communicating with their patients.

And, on a superficial examination, you might think that they are correct.
They aren't.

Let me 'splain:
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THREAD: The Trump Admin continues to tear into #reprorights & #reprojustice on all fronts, domestic & international. Today's news about the further expanded #GlobalGagRule aka #MexicoCityPolicy is the latest affront. More from @transscribe for @Rewire_News rewire.news/article/2019/0…
Yesterday, @transscribe published another @Rewire_News piece abt the wildly unsettling news that Trump Admin Officials attended a 'Make Families Great Again' event with Hungarian PM Orban. 2/ rewire.news/article/2019/0…
As @IntlWomen's Shannon Kowalski told @transscribe “The Making Families Great Again conference demonstrates insidious connections btwn authoritarian gov'ts, far-right nationalists & anti-choice mvmnts who conspire to strip women & gender diverse ppl of their rights.” 3/
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@PPFA gripes about the Trump administration's revival of programmatic restrictions for grant recipients of Title X Family Planning funds. No matter how America's abortion superstore howls, the rule is entirely constitutional.
#spendingclause #pursestrings #howfederalfundingworks
@BarackObama liked to taunt, "elections have consequences." One such consequence is that we now have the most anti-abortion-acting President that we have had since the decision in Roe vs. Wade reversed the nation's 170-year history of abortion prohibition.
Notice, I didn't say we now have the most anti-abortion President. I didn't say we now have the most pro-life President. I said the most anti-abortion-acting President.
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Shameful, sexist and just plain dangerous. The Trump Admin’s #GagRule shows that it cares more about political stunts than the 2.7 million Americans who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic, lifesaving healthcare every year. *I* was one of these Americans...
I was only able to pay for college through a heck of a lot of waitressing. But I needed to have a physical to even get that job. So I went to @PPact for that basic care, because that’s all I could afford on a student’s budget.
Donald Trump doesn’t seem to get what’s at stake. He doesn’t seem to care that he’s making it harder for predominantly low-income Americans to access the care they desperately need.
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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
2/
MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
3/
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We really need to talk more about #abortion as an option for women.
It's hard to say this and hard to hear it for many, but just because you discover you are pregnant doesn't mean you must carry that pregnancy to term. Your decision will last the rest of your life--and the rest of the life of any child you decide to carry to term.
#abortion
And no, I am not advocating #abortion.
I'm advocating thinking about parenthood & all it entails.
Because once you have a child, you can't just walk away from that life.
And women/girls are talked into maintaining pregnancies every day.
More discussion would change that.
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