Trump Just Ended Obama’s Pro-Planned Parenthood Rule

Two weeks ago Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to approve a measure in the Senate that would undo an Obama regulation preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.

And yesterday that bill officially became law after President Trump signed it.

In a grand irony, Obama’s threat to change the country with the stroke of a pen is the same means by which Trump is undoing his legacy in quick order.

It’s just one more campaign promise turned reality in the first 90 days.

Here’s more from Redstate…

On Thursday, President Trump signed legislation that reversed an Obama-era rule that forbid states from being able to withhold any federal funding from clinics that provide abortions services, including Planned Parenthood.

The rule required that “state and local governments distribute federal Title X funding for services related to contraception, fertility, pregnancy care and cervical cancer screenings to health providers, regardless of whether they perform abortions.”

H.J. Res. 43 was signed just two weeks after the Senate approved the legislation with a 51-50 vote that required Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.

Thanks to Trump’s move, states are now legally allowed to block funding that would normally go to facilities like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions.

Following the signing of the legislation, Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator, said Trump’s signature “shows he is keeping his campaign promises.”

“It’s an important step for the administration that shows they want states to be in charge of the decision making,” Verma told reporters.

Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, agreed that this is a states rights issue.

“We have been clear we want to shift funding from Planned Parenthood to community health centers,” Nance said.

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