U.S. House votes to overturn Obama regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood
by Claire Chretien, LifeSite:
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 230 to 188 today to overturn former President Obama’s “eleventh hour” HHS rule forcing states to give Title X money to organizations that commit abortions.
Title X money comes from the government to fund “family planning services,” but technically not abortion.
Before he left office, Obama pushed through an HHS regulation that essentially forces states to give Planned Parenthood Title X funding. Under this rule, states must give Planned Parenthood or abortionists Title X grants and may not choose to redirect those funds to comprehensive healthcare clinics.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider. It commits more than 300,000 abortions annually.
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called the Obama HHS regulation a “backdoor handout for the abortion industry.”
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