Lankford Reintroduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator James Lankford is joined by Senator Joni Ernst to again introduce the “Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act” to divert taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood. The money would be redirected to other women’s health care providers. Lankford also signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the Department of Health and Human Services new rule to amend regulations implementing the Title X Family Planning Program.

“For years, our nation has debated life and abortion, but at least we should agree that no taxpayer should be forced to fund the largest provider of abortion with their hard-earned tax dollars,” said Lankford. “Planned Parenthood receives millions in private donation money every year, and they’ve experienced an increase in donations since President Trump was elected. There is no reason for a private non-governmental organization, like Planned Parenthood, to receive $500 million a year in taxpayer money. Redirecting taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood to other entities that provide women’s health care won’t put Planned Parenthood out of business, it will just ensure that taxpayers don’t fund their activities.”

Lankford and Ernst introduced a similar bill in 2015.

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