Washington, D.C.–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to protect Title X grant funding for states who choose to not offer funding for abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. This legislation, H.J. Res 43, passed the House of Representatives 230-188.
“The regulation that we voted to repeal today was one of President Obama’s last ditch efforts to supersede state law and force taxpayer funded abortions,” said Congressman Conaway. “Individual states have always had the authority to set guidelines for qualifications and distribute Title X grants to health clinics providing family planning services to low income women. President Obama’s backwards rule was a strong-arm attempt to force states into funding abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, or risk losing all funding to the community health clinics who offer invaluable services to low income families. This rule was a lose-lose for life and for states’ rights, and I’m glad to see the House overwhelmingly vote to reverse this harmful Obama-era regulation.”