Lankford Spearheads Effort to Redirect Funds Away from Planned Parenthood

U.S. Senators James Lankford and Joni Ernst reintroduced legislation which would divert money away from Planned Parenthood and give it to women’s health providers who don’t provide abortions.

“This important bill helps ensure women have numerous options to receive quality and affordable health care while preventing federal dollars from going to Planned Parenthood,” said Lankford. “By redirecting federal dollars away from abortion-providers and shifting them to thousands of other eligible women’s health care providers that do not perform abortions but do provide critical screenings and health care, we can ensure taxpayers do not have to choose between valuing life and protecting women’s health care.”

“We must fight to protect the most vulnerable of our society, the unborn. Iowans, and all Americans, should not be forced to fund the nation’s largest abortion provider with their hard-earned tax dollars. This legislation will put an end to this practice and redirect those funds to eligible women’s health care providers,” said Ernst.

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