House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Trump administration released its Protect Life Rule to amend the Title X family planning program.
“Women everywhere will benefit from the Trump administration’s announced Protect Life Rule. It ensures that taxpayer-funded family planning centers will serve their intended purpose– to help women receive comprehensive preventive health care. Most importantly, Title X family planning funding will no longer be diverted to support abortion providers. These funds will now be available for community health centers, state and county health departments, and non-profit clinics– not Planned Parenthood clinics that perform abortions. I applaud this move because it not only protects the dignity of life, but also the integrity of women’s health care funding.”
Note: Chair McMorris Rodgers signed onto the letter with 153 Representatives led by Reps. Estes, Black, Smith and Hartzler calling for regulations to ensure Title X program integrity.