Republicans passed legislation on Thursday reversing former President Barack Obama’s lame-duck ban on states withholding taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood.
The annual abortion rate in the United States has dropped to its lowest level since the Supreme Court legalized abortion through its landmark Roe v. Wade decision over four decades ago, according to a report published Tuesday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood a “manhood thing” during a press conference on Friday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) indicated Thursday that congressional Republicans might push to defund Planned Parenthood using the budget reconciliation process.
Ryan was asked at his weekly press briefing whether the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare would include a provision to redirect hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to women’s health care centers that do not provide abortion.
Undercover footage of Planned Parenthood workers discussing the sale of baby body parts frayed relations between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the nation’s top provider of abortions, according to emails published by Wikileaks.
Two of Planned Parenthood’s top partners have been charged with raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal profits derived from the sale of tissue derived from aborted fetuses.
George Soros’ dark money group planned a seven-figure cash infusion for a Planned Parenthood fund that spent millions lobbying to preserve its taxpayer subsidies after videos showed the abortion provider negotiating the sale of fetal body parts, internal documents reveal.
Researchers at a public university are trying to suppress documents relating to Planned Parenthood’s fetal body part scandal in federal court, according to a suit.