Defunding Planned Parenthood
As a nurse for over 40 years, I have spent my career protecting life. As a member of Congress, I continue this critical fight for life.
With the start of the new Congress, I re-introduced former Congressman Mike Pence’s (IN) legislation, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 217), which would stop Title X federal grants from going to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood is both the largest abortion provider in America and the largest recipient of Title X dollars. While Title X grants are intended to fund critical women’s health services for low income Americans, Planned Parenthood misuses taxpayer dollars to supplant its abortion services. I will not rest until we put a stop to the blatant abuse of taxpayer dollars to subsidize this big abortion business. Abortion is not healthcare. It destroys one life and damages another.
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H.R. 217 Supporters
The Susan B. Anthony List
Family Research Council Action
National Right to Life Committee
Tennessee Right to Life
Concerned Women for America
Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
List of Co-Sponsors
More on Defunding Planned Parenthood
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and author of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017, responded to the continued witch hunt against the Center for Medical Progress’s David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, responded today to the Obama Administration’s finalized rule effectively preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse, author of the House-passed Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, responded to a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that could prevent states from blocking Title X funding (federal dollars for family planning services) to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Black released the following statement: