President Trump Defunds State Abortions

Apr 13, 2017

Today President Donald Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 43, a resolution which allows states to withhold federal funds from facilities that provide abortions.

H.J. Res. 43 overturns former President Barack Obama’s rule from the Department of Health and Human Services that forced states to provide family planning grants under Title X funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. After the House first passed the measure, the Senate voted 50-50 for the bill, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote to approve the measure.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., performing at least 300,000 abortions every year. The signing of this resolution will now allow states to proceed to defund Planned Parenthood.


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