House Votes to Overturn Obama's 'Parting Gift' to Planned Parenthood

Posted: Feb 16, 2017 4:00 PM

In a vote of 230-188, the House of Representatives has overturned President Obama's rule that forbid states from defunding Planned Parenthood. Instead, states can redirect those Title X funds to health care clinics.

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List welcomed the final tally.

“President Obama’s parting gift to the abortion industry was in keeping with his Administration’s actions over the last eight years," said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "At every turn, then-President Obama thwarted efforts by state and local authorities – who were acting on the will of the people – to prioritize taxpayer funding away from Big Abortion. Obama’s legacy of forcing Americans to finance the abortion industry is being steadily dismantled by our new pro-life President and the pro-life Congress. We look forward to swift passage of this resolution in the Senate so that it can receive President Trump’s signature."

In recent days, we've seen investigations that prove why Planned Parenthood does not deserve taxpayer dollars, such as the report that revealed the organization lied about providing prenatal care.