WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and 31 Republican Senators introduced a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden Administration’s 2021 Final Rule on the Title X Family Planning Program, which reversed the Trump Administration’s 2019 ban on federal funding to entities that provide abortion referrals to pregnant mothers. The 2019 rule did not reduce Title X funding, but redirected it to providers that do not perform or promote abortions as part of their “family planning” practices.
“When it comes to a choice between the life of a child and a ‘right to choose,’ I am always on the side of the child,” Risch said. “We must keep fighting to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions and continue our work to protect the unborn.”
“The Biden Administration’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life,” Rubio said. “I will continue to protect the sanctity of life and do everything I can to make sure taxpayer dollars are not used for or promote abortions.”
The Susan B. Anthony List, National Rights to Life, Family Research Council, and Heritage Action support the resolution
Joining Risch and Rubio were U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
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