Diane Black, a Republican congresswoman from Tennessee, is the sponsor of the bill, H.R. 3134. Black worked as a nurse for forty years.
The congresswoman also stated, “Here’s the truth: my bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood doesn’t cut a single dime from women’s health care. In fact, we’re increasing funding to community health centers by $235 million.”
The bill relocates $235 million to federally qualified health centers governed under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. The funds that have been previously made available to such programs would not be affected during this one year period. There are 13,500 agencies that provide comprehensive women’s care in health centers in rural areas, Rep. Black said.
Source : Brietbart
The restriction in the defunding measure does not apply in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a pregnant woman’s life unless an abortion is performed.
H.R. 3134 also provides that the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture must seek repayment of federal assistance received by Planned Parenthood of American, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic, if it violates the terms of the certification required by
The Texas Right to Life spokeswoman added, “Planned Parenthood should be defunded once and for all, not temporarily. If the feds keep posturing through procedures known as ‘continuing resolutions,’ they are just prolonging the slaughter by continuing the funding.”
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday also passed a bill that would protect babies born alive during an abortion by making it a federal crime to kill the baby after it is born, either by an overt act, or through gross negligence. Breitbart Texas reported, H.R. 3504 passed by an even larger margin than H.R. 3134 – 248 to 177. Five Democrats joined all Republican members to vote in favor of the measure. The bill, entitled the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced by Congressman
Let’s see what justification Obama will give for vetoing this legislation.