On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood and entities that commit abortions from receiving family planning funding under Title X. The new law reverses former President Barack Obama’s 11th hour parting gift to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, which contributed heavily to his campaigns.
The U.S. House voted to overturn Obama’s executive action in February; in March, the Senate also approved legislation to reverse the rule, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. The law has support from individuals in charge of Medicare and Medicaid.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List, praised the move by President Trump:
“The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with Title X taxpayer dollars,” said Dannenfelser. “Rather, states have the option to spend money on comprehensive healthcare clinics that better serve women and girls.”
Originally published by Live Action.