Trump signs law rolling back Planned Parenthood funding protection

Trump signs law rolling back Planned Parenthood funding protectionUS President Donald Trump privately signed legislation that removes Obama-era rules protecting tax-funded financing of family planning clinics that offer abortion. The new law goes towards a long-held goal of defunding abortion held by Republicans, who passed the bill two weeks ago with a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. The law does away with a rule brought in by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, that prevented states from withholding money distributed under a “Title X” program that funded Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortion.


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