Feb 16, 2017
In a victory for the sanctity of human life, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 230-188 to overturn a rule that former President Obama established preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.
H.J. Res. 43, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump, would mean that states can choose to redirect Title X funds away from the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortion procedures which were subsidized by taxpayers during 2014-2015 alone. In recent years, several states receiving Title X family planning grants have opted to direct those funds to county health departments, community health centers, or other types of providers, instead of organizations such as Planned Parenthood.