Marco Rubio Files Resolution to Overturn Biden’s Rule Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 17, 2022   |   9:21AM   |   Washington, DC

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, not only did Joe Biden celebrate abortion, he unveiled a new task force designed to promote abortion throughout the federal government as much as possible. His plan includes Biden forcing Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business to the tune of $2 million.

Now, pro-life Senator Marco Rubio is fighting back with a resolution designed to overturn Biden’s decision.

In January, Biden announced that $6.6 million would go to abortion businesses and groups, including $500,000 to Planned Parenthood of New England, $623,280 to Planned Parenthood of South Texas, and $785,256 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

While Title X taxpayer money can’t pay for abortions directly, Biden on reversed a Trump-era rule in October that required the abortion company to separate its abortion business from everything else. Biden move makes it virtually impossible to determine if the tax dollars going towards paying to kill babies — and they certainly can fund abortion promotion.

Enter Rubio, whose resolution stipulate yhat “Congress disapproves the rule” and makes clear that “such rule shall have no force or effect.”

On Wednesday he introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden administration’s 2021 Final Rule. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) is leading such efforts in the House. And Republicans have already used the CRA to veto Biden.

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“The Biden Administration’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life,” Sen. Rubio said in a statement. “I will continue to protect the sanctity of life and do everything I can to make sure taxpayer dollars are not used for or promote abortions.”

“Title X is intended to fund comprehensive family planning and preventative services, not abortion providers,” Rep. Gonzales also explained. “Dollars allocated under this program should be spent on services focused on the mother and child’s well-being. The proposed reversal will guarantee that clinics funded by Title X are separated from abortion providers, ensuring that more funds go towards substantive family and women’s health care providers, and that taxpayers never foot the bill for abortions.”

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Republican senators have recently used the CRA. Earlier this month, they voted to repeal the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

While Democrats narrowly control the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing a tie-breaking vote, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pro-life. Votes under the CRA are privileged and under a simple majority.

At the time of publication, the resolution in the Senate has 33 Republican co-sponsors, in addition to Sen. Rubio, including Sens. Jim Risch (ID), Mike Crapo (ID), Ted Cruz (TX), Joni Ernst (IA), Tim Scott (SC), John Boozman (AR), John Thune (SD), Steve Daines (MT), Marsha Blackburn (TN), John Barrasso (WY), Mike Braun (IN), John Hoeven (ND), Josh Hawley (MO), Cynthia Lummis (WV), Kevin Cramer (ND), Deb Fischer (NE), Rick Scott (FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), James Lankford (OK), Tom Cotton (AR), Jim Inhofe (OK), Bill Hagerty (TN), John Kennedy (LA), John Cornyn (TX), Roger Wicker (MS), Jerry Moran (KS), Tommy Tuberville (AL), Thom Tillis (NC), and Bill Cassidy (LA).