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Capital Hill Watch Alert

Senate to Vote on Bill to Overturn Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Senate is expected to vote on 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 (H.J.Res.43; Text of Legislation).  In February, the House of Representatives voted 230-188 (To view how your representative voted visit: 99) to overturn former President Barack Obama's anti-defunding rule. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule prevents states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, literally two days before the end of his Presidency, President Barack Obama's Department of Health and Human Services issued regulation blocking states from defunding Planned Parenthood from federal Title X family planning funds.   Several states in recent years receiving Title X family planning grants have opted to direct those funds to county health departments, community health centers, or other types of providers, in preference to organizations engaged in objectionable activities, such as Planned Parenthood that has been involved in fetal organ trafficking and is a mega-marker of abortion. This resolution would use the Congressional Review Act to nullify Department of Health and Human Services' last minute rule designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organizations such as Planned  Parenthood.

Additional Reading: 

New Video Exposes Planned Parenthood's Illicit Baby Parts Trafficking Scheme  (Scroll down the article to view the expose' videos exposing Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies.  There is a list of twelve)

What Can You Do?  

Urge your senators to SUPPORT   H.J. Res. 43 (Text of Legislation)

Contact Information:

Capitol Hill Switchboard Number: 202-224-3121 (This number will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your senators office).

To go to your senators' websites, find their E-mail or to find out who your senators are... http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Addressing Correspondence: 

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510   

Dear Senator (last name):  


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