While the world talked about the bomb in Afghanistan, President Trump sneaked a bill that would help states defund Planned Parenthood.
President Donald Trump is making it his own personal fight to make sure women in this country don’t have a say in their reproductive rights. Why we were all distracted about Thursday’s bombing in the Middle East, the POTUS saw another window of opportunity.
The president signed a new bill Thursday that will give states right to defund facilities and clinics that offer abortion.
From The Washington Post:
Trump did not issue a statement Thursday, though the White House announced that he had signed the bill. After the ceremony, Verma told reporters, “President Trump is delivering on his promise to give states the flexibility that they need to make health care decisions that best meet their citizens’ unique needs…”
Abortion-rights advocates, however, warned that the funding measure would deny as many as 4 million Americans access to family planning services. About 1.5 million Planned Parenthood patients benefit from Title X funds, according to the group, 78 percent of whom live with incomes of 150 percent of the federal poverty level and roughly one-third of whom are either Latino or African American.
“People are sick and tired of politicians making it even harder for them to access health care, and this bill is just the latest example,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. “We should build on the tremendous progress made in this country with expanded access to birth control, instead of enacting policies that take us backward. Too many women still face barriers to health care, especially young women, women of color, those who live in rural areas, and women with low incomes.”
It’a been less than 100 days on office and Trump has try to get rid of abortion rights for the 12th time.
Source: News One