President Trump signs law restoring states' right to defund Planned Parenthood

On his first full day of work in the White House on January 23, 2017, a day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order to defund overseas abortion agencies. {See “Trump fulfills 3 promises in first day of work as POTUS, including defund International Planned Parenthood”)
On April 3, 2017, President Trump put an end to the U.S.’s $75 million funding  of a United Nations abortion agency — the UN Population Fund.
Ten days later on April 13, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint Congressional resolution, H.J.Res. 43, enabling states to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills.

H.J.Res. 43 repeals one of Obama’s last malevolent acts as POTUS.
In December 2016, Obama had bestowed his parting gift to the abortion industry with a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule banning states from withholding Title X federal “family planning” grants to abortion clinics. At the time, HHS explained that the rule was created in reaction to states that tried to stop funding abortion providers.
H.J.Res. 43, that President Trump signed into law, reads:

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients (81 Fed. Reg. 91852; December 19, 2016), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

On April 14, 2017, speaking for all pro-lifers, Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said:

“Today we thank President Donald Trump for restoring states’ freedom to direct taxpayer dollars away from abortion providers in favor of supporting community health centers that deliver comprehensive women’s care, and already outnumber abortion providers 20 to 1.”

Applauding H.J.Res. 43, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser urges Congress to take up more legislation to strip Planned Parenthood and abortion providers of other federal funds like Medicaid reimbursements, and redirect those federal funds to health providers that do not perform abortions.

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced H.J. Res. 43 to the U.S. House of Representatives, which nullified the HHS rule. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) sponsored H.J. Res. 43 in the Senate. The measure passed the House easily and then narrowly passed the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence as the tie-breaking vote.
If the Trump administration never does anything else, H.J. Res. 43 alone is a confirmation of the rightness of our votes last November 8 for Trump-Pence.
And don’t let anyone tell you that Republicans are no different from the party of  Demonrats.


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3 years ago

“Suffer not the children to come unto Me”. Killing them is the ultimate sufferance and we’ve been cursed for it ever since Roe v Wade. Perhaps the Almighty will forgive us and Bless us for reversing this evil.


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Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago

This is truly a great decision on Trump’s part, and it is reassuring to those of us that voted for Trump that he is a man who keeps his word.

3 years ago

The people I trust the most are those who,like me,keep their promises or die trying;I believe Trump is THAT kind of man.

3 years ago

Trump just keeps right on doing what he promised.
LOL – Little wonder the commie-libs are pulling their hair out. 😀

3 years ago

Bucket List: When I die and go to Heaven (I hope) I want to know where Jimmy Hoffa’s body is…..Who killed JFK…..Is the Shroud of Turin real?….Which of my ancestors gave me the DNA to be so short?….AND…..WHY…if Obamacare provided healthcare coverage to all with equal access…then WHY DID WE STILL NEED PLANNED PARENTHOOD to provide “women’s healthcare???????” They should have been wiped off the face of the Earth by Obamacare.