President Trump Signs Bill Allowing States To Strip Federal Funds From Planned Parenthood

DC has been taking over powers that are reserved for the states, this moves power back to the states regarding Planned Parenthood.

President Trump on Thursday signed a bill that would allow states to withhold family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions.

The bill overturns a rule that the previous administration enacted shortly before the end of former President Barack Obama’s term, which prevented states from disqualifying an organization from federal family planning grants, called Title X, if they provide abortions. The rule was aimed at protecting Planned Parenthood from various defunding efforts among Republicans.

The president of Susan B. Anthony List, which opposes abortion, called Obama’s move a “parting gift to the abortion industry.”

“The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with Title X taxpayer dollars,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List. “Rather, states have the option to spend money on comprehensive healthcare clinics that better serve women and girls.”  WashingtonExaminer

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