It's official: President Donald Trump just gave states the OK to defund Planned Parenthood.
On Thursday, Trump signed a resolution that overturns a Health and Human Services rule enacted by the Obama administration in 2016, which prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood as well as other health providers for reasons outside of their “ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner.”
While the Hyde amendment already blocks any federal money from funding abortions, the new resolution now allows states to withhold federal family planning grants from facilities that just offer the medical procedure – even though the money was never, and will never, actually pay for abortions. So, what will the cuts impact? Cancer screenings, STD/AIDS testing, birth control and pregnancy tests.
Good going, Trump.