Paul Ryan has just announced that Republicans will strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood and it will be part of the Obamacare repeal process:
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 5, 2017
CNN – House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans will move to strip all federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the process they are using early this year to dismantle Obamacare.
Ryan made the announcement during a news conference on Capitol Hill.
Under the “Hyde amendment” that is attached to annual funding bills, no federal money is allowed to go to programs that include abortion services, unless they are needed to preserve the life of the mother or are caused by rape.
It’s bad enough for Democrats that Republicans are beginning the process of repealing Obamacare. Defunding Planned Parenthood will likely send them over the moon!
I just hope Ryan can convince Trump to sign the defunding, as we all know he’s weak when it comes to Planned Parenthood.