For six long and hard-fought years, Rep. Diane Black has been losing the battle against Planned Parenthood and their liberal pro-choice allies in Congress.
But the Tennessee Republican says that dynamic is about to shift.
Rep. Black and her pro-life Republican allies have prepared a promising step-by-step guide to defund Planned Parenthood once President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath.
From the beginning of his campaign, Trump has supported key anti-abortion measures such as banning most abortions at 20 weeks and defunding Planned Parenthood as long they continue to perform them.
Black said in a statement:
“Women deserve better than Planned Parenthood and I look forward to working with the Trump administration to stop the flow of your tax dollars to this abortion giant.”
President-elect Trump made it clear he would appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, which will not only revert abortion laws to the states, but also make the Hyde Amendment permanent.
The Hyde Amendment bans taxpayer funding for abortions and reallocates funding from Planned Parenthood to community health centers that provide the same services, but with the exception of abortions.
So when your liberal friends gripe, “abortions aren’t the only services that Planned Parenthood performs,” you can interrupt their stupidity and slap them in the face with the fact that these health centers will provide all of those other things.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards warned in a Tuesday fundraising plea that pro-choice advocates can expect “the fight of our lives” in a world without President Obama.
Richards whined in her pathetic statement:
“We’re just weeks away from a frightening, unprecedented moment. We don’t know exactly what President Trump will do when he takes office, but if we take him at his word, we can expect some of the worst threats to reproductive rights and health care we’ve ever faced.”
But finally, pro-life Republican governors, judicial and state legislators are now going to see the lawmaking revert back to them without the looming laws and sanctions from the federal government.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a Texas law requiring a doctor with hospital admitting privileges to be on site during procedures at abortion clinics, saying the measure represented an “undue burden on women’s access to abortion.”
The Center for Reproductive Rights, which fought the Texas measure, called it the “most significant abortion-related ruling from the court in more than two decades.”
The Washington Times reported:
“But abortion foes aren’t finished: Americans United for Life swung back Tuesday with a 135-page report called ‘Unsafe,’ compiling 754 violations of health-and-safety laws at abortion clinics in 32 states since 2008.
The group’s analysis comes as a direct challenge to Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s assertion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2006) that ‘abortions taking place in an abortion facility are safe,’ which AUL’s Denise Burke described Tuesday as ‘the lie of the year.’
This report will equip legislators with evidence of the need for health safety standards, as well as support for calling for comprehensive clinic inspections in all 50 states,’ said AUL’s acting president and legal counsel, Clark Forsythe.
Citing the Hellerstedt ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court moved Tuesday to overturn its nearly identical state law, signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in May 2014 but never implemented pending the lawsuit. Similar laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin have also been blocked.
No governor has been more active than Ms. Fallin: Since 2011 she has signed 19 pro-life bills, earning Oklahoma the top spot in Americans United for Life’s 2016 ranking of the states.”
Rejoice, because this just might be the beginning of the end of Planned Parenthood.