U.S. House votes to overturn Obama’s mandate forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House voted 228 to 188 Thursday to overturn President Obama’s mandate forcing states to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. H.J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black, passed with bipartisan support, and would reverse Obama’s parting gift to the abortion industry.

When it was passed in the waning days of his presidency, media reports proclaimed that Obama had made a permanent law preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood. Black’s measure, however, allows states to use family planning funds under Title X in ways that do not support groups committing abortion — like Planned Parenthood.

Speaker Paul Ryan notes that Black’s resolution may change that seemingly permanent rule due to the Congressional Review Act:

The Health and Human Services rule bans states from withholding Title X funds from organizations that perform abortions, like Planned Parenthood.  Many states have distributed these funds, not to Planned Parenthood, but to effective community health centers that do not perform abortions. Ultimately, states know the needs of their communities better than bureaucrats in Washington. But this regulation strips states of their longstanding ability to decide how federal funds should be used in their state. This repeal would restore the proper balance of powers.

Black testified on February 14, 2017, before the House Rules Committee about her resolution, and she had strong words about the Obama edict:

She testified:

 As members of this committee may know, Title X has existed as a federal family planning grant program since 1970, and states have always had the freedom and flexibility to dole out those grants to the providers of their choice.

In my home state of Tennessee, for example, our Title X funding goes exclusively to the Tennessee Department of Health which then determines appropriate sub-grantees. These are made up primarily of county health departments.

We’ve been able to effectively use our share of Title X funding to provide women and families with the care they need, all while asserting our state’s right to steer these taxpayer dollars away from abortion providers in Tennessee.

Now, under this eleventh hour Obama Administration rule – finalized after President Trump was elected and made enforceable just two days before he took office – Tennessee has lost that right.

Commenting on the lack of freedom Tennessee and other states have been given, despite their tenth amendment rights, Black notes that Washington, D.C., has usurped states’ rights. Those rights should be returned to them to make health care decisions for their own constituents, she says.

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DEFUND the evil Planned Parenthood NOW, they have MURDERED almost 60 million Babies since 1973!!

Our ONE True GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven said: "Thou shalt not KILL." ( Exodus 20:13 KJV )!!

Kick all democrats out of our WHITE HOUSE NOW!!

United We Stand with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America, Divided We FALL!!

Please Pray for the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America Everyday!! "Pray Without Ceasing." ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

Our ONE TRUE GOD THE FATHER who art in Heaven Above and HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ is Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-Life!!

Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/

Kristi Ann

Kristi Ann, you're so right, 60 million babies.  Of those 60 million babies I don't know what the estimates are but I guess probably a good 90% are black babies.  If that's the case, then I really wonder why the Blacks don't call it what it is "genocide" against black people?

Stop funding death factories!

Stop making money$ from murdered children, there must be a special place in hell for people that kill babies for profit!?

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i like this a whole lot.   no more tax dollars for this murdering outfit from hell

This is a Hallelujah moment!!

AMEN!!

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May God Bless this Representative. 

This is the FIRST step in bringing America back to God!

We all hated Hitler, yet we have killed more human beings than he did during WWII. 

I pray that this is a start to bringing America back to God so we will not fall like so many other nations of the world. Let's pray it is!!

Congress needs to pass a law which requires ALL Regulations to be approved by a vote in Congress before they become final... enforceable. We must not let nameless, unelected, bureaucrats from effectively writing law thru the regulatory process.

This doesn't defund Planned Parenthood.... it provides State's with the ability to direct Title 10 funds only... as they see fit.  State's may still provide funds to Planned Parenthood. This is not a total victory over government funded abortions. Planned Parenthood will likely receive funds from many of our States... and they will continue to use those funds to pay for facilities that provide abortion.

This is a step in the right direction but not a victory...

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Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

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