Friday, February 17, 2017

House votes to overturn Obama rule forbidding states from defunding Planned Parenthood

Via Billy

"Women deserve better than Planned Parenthood," said Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, "and I look forward to working with the Trump administration to stop the flow of your tax dollars to this abortion giant." (Associated Press)

The House voted on Thursday to overturn a rule forbidding states from divesting taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood in what was President Obama’s parting gift to the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Issued by the Department of Health and Human Services shortly before Mr. Obama left office, the rule prohibited states from considering whether a clinic performs abortions in distributing Title X dollars, which are earmarked for family planning services.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said the passage of H.J. Res. 43 is another sign that the former president’s legacy on abortion is being “dismantled.”

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