by Chip Roy
The Trump administration just took another step toward preventing abortion in America. On Friday, they implemented a new rule to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other similar clinics that do abortions.
The new policy specifically states that any clinics doing abortions or abortion referrals will be prohibited from participating in a $286 million taxpayer-funded family planning program. Taxpayer dollars should never be used to finance killing innocent human life, particularly a group that has a well-documented record of harvesting baby parts for profit.
Stopping taxpayer-funded abortions is the bare minimum we should do. So I applaud the Trump administration for this move and showing a strong commitment to life.
We should not rest until every unborn child–the most vulnerable, defenseless among us–is safe and protected. That includes making other incremental progress like truly ending the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion, especially given the recent developments in New York and Virginia. We should pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to ensure that infanticide is never tolerated in our Republic.
Abortion has no place in American society. There’s no excuse for it. Life is a precious gift from God and we must do everything possible to stop abortion in any form.
Thank you for joining us in this commitment to preserve the sanctity of life at every opportunity.