“Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue.”
President Donald Trump signed the H.J. Res. 43 bill that allows states to deny funds to clinics like Planned Parenthood that provide abortions.
The Senate passed the bill last month when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.
Before he left office, President Barack Obama enacted a rule that did not allow states to disqualify “an organization from federal family planning grants, called Title X, if they provide abortions.”
Susan B. Anthony President Marjorie Dannenfelser stood with Trump as he signed the bill. From Lifesite News:
“This week the pro-life movement had two huge victories: first, the swearing-in of Justice Gorsuch and now, President Trump will undo former President Obama’s parting gift to the abortion industry,” said Dannenfelser. “The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with taxpayer dollars. Rather, states have the option to spend Title X money on comprehensive health care clinics that better serve women and girls.”
“Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue,” said Dannenfelser. She thanked “the women who led this effort in Congress, Rep. Diane Black and Sen. Joni Ernst,” as well as Trump and Pence. She expects “to see Congress continue its efforts to redirect additional taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through pro-life health care reform after the spring recess.”
Planned Parenthood came under fire for the past few years after undercover journalists exposed employees trying to sell baby parts. As a result, many governors restricted funding to “family planning” organizations such as Ohio’s John Kasich, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Texas’s Greg Abbott, and Kansas’s Sam Brownback.