Iowa may absorb $3M cost of cutting Planned Parenthood funds

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Nullifying the measure effectively paves the way for Planned Parenthood and other clinics to be defunded in a number of states, if not nationwide.

"Planned Parenthood strongly opposes President Trump's willingness to undermine millions of women's access to birth control through the Title X family planning program", Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, wrote in a press release.

The law overturns a rule President Obama put in place late a year ago that prevented states from defunding certain women's health care providers.

President Donald Trump signed legislation on April 13 aimed at cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Democratic Senator Patty Murray said last month that the bill was "cruel, and it would have [the] greatest impact on women and families who need it the most".

We thank President Trump, Vice President Pence, who cast the tie breaking vote last month, as well as the women who led this effort in Congress, Rep. Diane Black and Sen.

Trump, however, offered the clinic a chance to earn back its federal funding.

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Under the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to repeal newly minted rules, both the House and Senate had passed a resolution killing Obama's regulation that had protected federal grants for clinics in states wanting to block the funding.

Question: Why are taxpayers funding Title X "family-planning grants" in the first place?

Title X, the federal family planning program established by President Richard Nixon in 1970, subsidizes health care services like contraception, Pap smears and others for 4 million low-income Americans.

Now states can prevent abortion providers from receiving any of the money if they so choose.

In Arizona, more than 33,000 women rely on Planned Parenthood. Two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Sen. The pro-abortion group said that the goal of the meeting was "to make sure that Ivanka fully understood what Planned Parenthood does, how it is funded", said Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens, as quoted by Politico.

Planned Parenthood will also honor Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC's Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and How to Get Away with Murder, with the "Champion of Change" award, "for revolutionizing the way women and issues of reproductive health - including safe, legal abortion - are portrayed on television".

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