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Health 202: Funding for Planned Parenthood went up during the Trump administration

•, Paige Winfield Cunningham

Instead, federal funds to the women's health-care and abortion provider grew during the first two and a half years of his administration.

Government reimbursements and grants to Planned Parenthood hit record levels in the group's fiscal years starting in 2017 and 2018, according to its most recent financial disclosure, even as the administration and Republicans in Congress and around the country endeavored - mostly unsuccessfully - to cut the provider out of government revenue streams wherever possible. Planned Parenthood won't release its next fiscal report until the end of the year.

That reality has mostly flown under the radar, even as Trump has been praised by abortion rights opponents as being the friendliest president to their cause.