Planned Parenthood Slams President Trump for Overturning Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund It

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 13, 2017   |   1:22PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business wasted no time in slamming president Donald Trump for signing a bill overturning an Obama rule that forced states to find the nation’s biggest abortion company.

As LifeNews reported today, President Donald Trump signed into law today a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.  The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prevented states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood.

In a statement released after he signed the bill, a top Planned Parenthood executive made the false claim that somehow revoking Planned Parenthood funding would prevent women from accessing health care. Never mind that Planned Parenthood predominantly does abortions and does not provide mammograms and rarely provides prenatal care for women who are pregnant. And never mind the fact that women can access health care from any other doctor, hospital or medical center apart from Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens called Trump’s action the “latest example” of politicians making it harder for people to access healthcare.

“Planned Parenthood strongly opposes President Trump’s willingness to undermine millions of women’s access to birth control through the Title X family planning program,” she said.

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“Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and by signing this bill, President Trump disregards their health and well-being.”

Because it is the nation’s leader in aborting babies, Planned Parenthood has no choice but to spin signing the bill into an attack on women. But pro-life groups are excited.

American Life League president Judie Brown stated: “President Trump is expressing the sentiment many of us feel about Planned Parenthood receiving our tax dollars to assault the souls and sensibilities of our children. We are grateful that the Title X bill the president signed today finally allows states to withhold Title X funds from abortion providers.”

Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League and founder of STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood International), added: “Our supporters contacted their members of Congress asking them to vote yes as this bill made its way through the House and the Senate. This law will undo an Obama era regulation and return to states the ability to withhold Title X money from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The passage of this law and its signing by the president demonstrate a real changing of the guard in DC. We look forward to many more victories for the babies.”

Speaker Paul Ryan also applauded the signing: “This is a major pro-life victory. Today, another Congressional Review Act bill undoing harmful Obama regulations becomes law. H.J. Res 43 voids a regulation that forces states to use Title X money to fund Planned Parenthood. Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious liberty.”