Trump Just Opened The Door To Defund Planned Parenthood


Anti-abortion activists cheered the move as a way to return some measure of discretion to states, which will now have the latitude they once did in deciding how to mete out Title X funds.

Obama's protections ensured that Title X funds can not be withheld from abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, exclusively because they offer abortions in addition to family planning services.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an anti-Planned Parenthood Title X bill that would allow states to withhold certain federal funding from abortion providers.

The move marked the 12th time that Trump has signed a resolution under the 1996 Congressional Review Act abolishing a rule issued under President Barack Obama.

The people understand what this administration is all about, and signing unpopular legislation behind closed doors won't help Trump or his party when voters go to the polls in 2018.

In tweets after his health-care legislation stalled in Congress last month, Trump said Republican opponents of the bill had "saved" Planned Parenthood.

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Trump signs vicious order letting states defund ALL Planned Parenthood services. "We are facing the worst political attack on women's health in a generation as lawmakers have spent the past three months trading away women's health and rights at every turn", Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement. "It's important to recognize that there is already a bar against using federal funds for abortion, and that bar stays in effect", she told Politico.

"Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List.

As The Post notes, abortions are barred under federal law, which is why Title X funding does not pay for abortions.

Four million people with low incomes rely on Title X for preventative health care. "It was signed into law by a Republican president", Richards said.

Vice President Mike Pence stepped in to break a tie vote over the repealing of the rule in March.

But the law only allows states to redirect funds from abortion providing groups, it does not force them to do so. "We're talking about federal family-planning funds and I don't think that those funds should be subjected to state restrictions".