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Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule
Bill # H.J.RES.43

Original Sponsor:
Diane Black (R-TN 6th)

Cosponsor Total: 146
(last sponsor added 02/14/2017)
  145 Republicans
  1 Democrats
About This Legislation:
Title X of the Public Health Service Act is a major federal "family planning" program, funded at about $286 million annually.  In recent years, several states have adopted reforms to direct federal Title X family plannings to county health departments, community health centers, or other types of providers, instead of organizations engaged in objectionable activities, such as Planned Parenthood, which is the nation's biggest abortion provider.  In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a new regulation to prevent states from denying Title X funds to organizations like Planned Parenthood.  H.J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tn.) nullified this pro-abortion regulation.  National Right to Life strongly supported this resolution and its Senate companion measure, S.J. Res. 13, sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).  H.J. Res. 43 passed the House of Representatives on February 16, 2017; passed the Senate on March 30, 2017; and was signed into law by President Trump on April 13, 2017.
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