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NRLC urges Senate to pass measure to nullify last-minute gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood

by | Mar 28, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Last month, on a vote 230-188, the House of Representatives voted to nullify an 11th hour Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.

H. J. Res. 43 would use the Congressional Review Act to address Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services’ regulation designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

On Thursday the Senate will vote on this last minute gift to Planned Parenthood, which took effect on January 18, literally with just two days left in Obama’s presidency.

NRLC has sent a letter to senators, signed by NRLC President Carol Tobias, NRLC Executive Director David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., and NRLC Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, J.D., which reads in part

NRLC intends to include the roll call on final passage of H. J. Res. 43 in our scorecard of key right-to-life votes of the 115th Congress.

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, in preference to organizations engaged in objectionable activities, such as Planned Parenthood, a mega-marketer of abortion that has also been involved in fetal organ trafficking.

Over one-third of all abortions in the U.S. are performed at PPFA-affiliated facilities. Longstanding objections to the massive governmental funding of PPFA have been reinforced by widely publicized undercover videos, which illuminate the callous brutality that occurs daily in these abortion mills.

For additional up-to-date information on the extent of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in abortion, see www.nrlc.org/communications/ppfamediabackground.

Categories: Abortion Funding