While You Were Distracted: President Trump Signs Bill Allowing States to Defund Planned Parenthood
By Rebecca Downs | Live Action News --
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.