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House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood
The U.S. House of Representatives acted Thursday (Feb. 16) to rescind a two-month-old rule from the Obama administration that effectively restricts states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
The House voted 230-188 for House Joint Resolution 43, which disapproves of the rule and renders it without effect. Representatives took the action under Congress' authority to review agency rulemaking -- in this case, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Five weeks before President Obama left office, HHS issued in mid-December the rule regarding the Title X program, which provides federal funds to states for family planning and preventive health services....
Good that the United States House of Representatives voted to annul that rule protecting Planned Parenthood. The name Planned Parenthood is deception since Planned Parenthood is not involved in delivering babies but is involved in the murder of unborn babies.
BpPress wrote: "The facts are clear: When states decide to direct federal monies away from the nation's largest abortion provider and toward the funding of community health centers, access to healthcare services increases," said Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), in written comments for Baptist Press. "The federal government has the right to do many things, but forcing states to allocate taxpayer monies in support of abortion is not one of them." [QUOTE]