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House to vote Thursday to nullify Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood

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In a previous article, we discussed a last-minute gift from outgoing pro-abortion President Barack Obama to his Planned Parenthood benefactor.

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote on H. J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). This resolution would employ the Congressional Review Act to revoke the 11th-hour Obama Administration rule designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organisations such as Planned Parenthood.

As National Right to Life (NRLC) noted in its 10 February letter to members of the House, the organisation intends to include the roll call on final passage of H. J. Res. 43 in its scorecard of key right-to-life votes of the 115th Congress. This issue is separate and distinct from any federal effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

Background

The regulation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Obama administration, which prohibits states from denying Planned Parenthood federal Title X family planning funds, came into effect on 18 January, just two days before the end of his presidency.

In recent years, several states that receive Title X family planning grants have opted to direct those funds to county health departments, community health centres, or other types of providers, in preference to organisations engaged in objectionable activities, such as Planned Parenthood, a mega-marketer of abortion that has also been involved in fetal organ trafficking.

In essence, if the Senate and President Trump approve H.J. Res. 43, states would be permitted to redirect Title X funds away from objectionable organisations if they so choose.

In its letter to House members, the NRLC wrote:

Over one-third of all abortions in the United States are performed at facilities affiliated with Planned Parenthood. The long-standing objections to the substantial government funding of PPFA have been reinforced by the widely publicised undercover videos, which illuminate the callous brutality that occurs on a daily basis in these abortion mills.

For further up-to-date information on the extent of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in abortion, please refer to the following link.

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With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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