*** Part of training in OB/GYN is being able to perform a variety of surgical procedures, one of them being dilatation and curettage, in order to adequately treat their patients. Leaving that out of their training is like neglecting to train a general surgeon to remove gallbladders or an orthopedic surgeon to be able to perform open reduction/internal fixations.
*** That's ridiculous. It is a necessary part of training in OB/GYN. That's like telling someone in the sciences that they need to find extra funds to learn evolution because a bunch of religious nuts don't believe in it and therefore government funding for education shouldn't be used to teach that aspect.
*** So what's a "person"? Two cells instead of one? It doesn't seem likely that you include sentience in your definition when you equate a fully cognizant and fully developed human with a clump of cells.
*** In the meantime, governmental agencies which regulate and do research are basically left without the means to do their intended job.
*** Be that as it may, it appears that physician training programs receive federal money...likely because it behooves the country to have well-trained physicians to take care of citizens.
*** The point is that these are not "extra" or "new" procedures...these are "standard procedures" in the course of physician training. If we are spending tax dollars on training physicians, they need to be trained correctly, especially when dealing with women's health (and considering the fact that women make up half the population).