Barack Obama’s legacy took another hit on Thursday when President Donald Trump signed another piece of pro-life legislation.
Town Hall reported that Trump just signed H.J. Res. 43, which gives states the ability to deny Planned Parenthood funding and contribute to family planning as they see fit. This reversed a last minute law by Obama that prevented states from blocking federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, under Title X.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser has said that Obama’s HHS effort is a “parting gift” to the abortion industry. She thanked Trump after he signed the bill for what he did.
“This week the pro-life movement had two huge victories: first, the swearing-in of Justice Gorsuch and now, President Trump will undo former President Obama’s parting gift to the abortion industry,” Dannenfelser said in a statement. “The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with taxpayer dollars. Rather, states have the option to spend Title X money on comprehensive health care clinics that better serve women and girls.”
“We thank President Trump, Vice President Pence, who cast the tie breaking vote last month, as well as the women who led this effort in Congress, Rep. Diane Black and Sen. Joni Ernst,” she added. “Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue. We expect to see Congress continue its efforts to redirect additional taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through pro-life health care reform after the spring recess.”
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