Ryan: Reconciliation Bill Will Block Planned Parenthood Funding


paul-ryan-romney-campaign(The Daily Signal) Stopping the stream of federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, will be part of the upcoming budget reconciliation package, House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a press briefing Friday.

This important announcement maintains the strong policy stance Congress took in the 2015 reconciliation bill that would have repealed Obamacare and stopped federal Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

While that bill was vetoed by President Barack Obama, the outlook is much different now with the inauguration of a new president and the start of a new Congress committed to repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood.

If the reconciliation bill is crafted as it was in 2015, it would make Planned Parenthood affiliates ineligible from receiving Medicaid reimbursements for one year after the enactment of the bill. Such federal reimbursements constitute a significant portion of the roughly $500 million in government funds sent to the nation’s largest abortion provider each year.

Federal funding could still flow to the many other qualified health care providers that offer the same services as Planned Parenthood affiliates, plus additional services, without entanglement in abortion. In fact, the last reconciliation bill increased funding for these community health centers.

Taxpayer money should not be used to fund elective abortion providers such as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates. Ending such tax funding has become even more urgent in light of serious and disturbing press coverage of Planned Parenthood representatives discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies.

Of course, a reconciliation bill isn’t the only tool at Congress’s disposal with regard to defunding Planned Parenthood. To cut off all federal funding streams to Planned Parenthood, Congress should use the appropriations process to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates not only from receiving any federal Medicaid reimbursements, but also from receiving grants under specific discretionary programs, like Title X family planning.

Just this week, the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives issued its final report, which recommended that Congress defund Planned Parenthood. The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness has highlighted six other disturbing findings in the panel’s report, which further underscores why Planned Parenthood should not receive taxpayer funding.

A reconciliation bill that makes Planned Parenthood affiliates ineligible to receive Medicaid reimbursements is an encouraging step toward ending federal funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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  • Motorhead

    Amen!

  • kev

    Abortion is infanticide..my tax dollars should be allocated elsewhere. Children are a heritage of a stable society.

    • Gary Smith

      Amen

  • dragonfire777

    PPH are murderers. Women who have abortions other than incest, rape or it would terminate the mother life are murderers. Not nice? Neither is killing a child.

  • CHEYENNE

    If these women took care of themselves they wouldn’t need abortions ! Why should we pay for it !They should get a job and pay for it !

    • wandamurline

      All you have to do is go to the free clinics and get on birth control….and what about the fathers of these children born out of wedlock….in order to even be considered for a welfare payment, the fathers should have to be named and then they should be responsible for paying child support just like every other divorced father in America….it is time for people to be responsible for themselves and their decisions….if they make a mistake, then THEY need to fix their on mistakes and the tax payers should not be held accountable for these people’s decisions.

      • quicktopoint

        Here Here

  • midogman

    i’d be for easy abortions if the guy responsible got a vasectomy at the same time.

  • alaskat

    Our nation has not only abandoned God, we’ve also abandoned humanity by legalizing and sanctioning the murder of our own offspring. God is not amused, but still, the sword of the Spirit remains in the scabbard.

    • Motorhead

      For now it is stayed!

  • the ghost

    Impose the death sentence by hanging upon any female which asks for an abortion when the reason is other than rape or incest. The undercover secret communist agent is our arch enemy; therefore, label PP as a secret communist undercover agent organization and execute its leaders by hanging on charges of treason.

    • Duke615

      No, the death sentence is too severe. Just cutting off all Federal funds from taxpayers is sufficient. Don’t go overboard here.

      • Motorhead

        I agree…chop them up and feed to liberals with fava beans and Chianti!

    • cbliz

      What about the man who cannot keep it in his pants? He is equally responsible.

  • wandamurline

    ISIS has nothing on Planned Parenthood…when a child is not dead and removed from the mother and they kill it, they have committed murder and should stand trial. These people are murderers and I cannot fanthom that the taxpayers of America have to pay for these mothers to kill their unborn….and then to sell their little body parts….the way they pull the arms and legs off the unborn baby and that baby feels it all….once the unborn baby has a heart beat, it is a life….ISIS is bad but Planned Parenthood is just as cruel as ISIS….if not more.

    • Anne Dibisceglie

      WELL SAID.. I WISH ALL PRO-ABORTION PEOPLE WOULD SEE THE VIDEOS (AS I HAVE) THAT OUR PRO-LIFE HERO DAVID DELEIDEN TOOK SHOWING THE DISMEMBERED BABIES BODY PARTS IN DISHES THAT WERE SOLD FOR PROFIT.. HE EXPOSED THE EVIL WORK OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD WHO OBAMA, HILLARY & OTHERS HAVE GIVEN OUR TAXPAYERS DOLLARS TO FUND THIS MURDEROUS OPERATION.. PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION, FETAL RESEARCH & PLANNED PARENTHOOD.. WHAT PART OF “GOD” IS PRO-LIFE DON’T THEY GET.. AMEN. +

      • quicktopoint

        Yes, a special should be shown on National TV on the whole process.+Plus the fact that Hillary approves, condones & promotes this all the way to the last day last hour of the 9th month. Oh My, may these nuts rot in H_ _ _.

  • Al Brown

    Abortion under any circumstances is murder, the potential mother, the doctor, and any assistant are all guilty of murder !!!!!

    • NCO retired

      Where did you come up with that Al?

      • Anne Dibisceglie

        NCO RETIRED. IF YOU KNEW THE WORD OF GOD IN THE HOLY BIBLE.. IT IS THE 5TH COMMANDMENT “THOUGH SHALL NOT KILL”. GOD LOVES ALL REPENTANT SINNERS.. COME & JOIN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT GOD WILL REWARD YOU. AMEN. +

        • NCO retired

          I know the 5th commandment and it also doesn’t define the start or termination of life. but more importantly I don’t accept the Bible as a legal document or source. It does have some historical content with tales and fables sprinkled in particularly the old testament. On the other hand the new testament is even more fanciful and filled with ambiguity half truth and outright falsehoods. If you want to experience the true meaning of the bible I suggest you read the Jefferson bible. This document created by President Jefferson is the the teachings of Christ with all the miracles removed. The removal of the miracles leaves a very enlightening spiritual document without the fairy tale aspects cluttering up the message.

  • The Help

    False never proven accusation. Otherwise known as FAKE NEWS.

  • Wynette Atkins

    It’s about time we have a President and a Congress that recognizes that people of Christian Faith. that do not believe in abortion; should not have to pay for others to have them. A woman can elect to bear a full term baby, and give it up for adoption, if they don’t want to raise it. Better yet, they can prevent getting pregnant through either abstinence, use of birth control pills or devices implanted, or having their tubes tied. If a woman does get pregnant and choses to abort her baby; then she, her boyfriend/husband, or parents should pay for it. Our government is not stopping abortions done by a medical facility, that performs them. They are just not going to allow Tax Payer funds through Medicare payroll deductions, paid by everyone, be forced to pay for them.
    But Planned Parenthood should be stopped from performing any abortions; as they have broken possibly both State and Federal Laws on changing the abortion procedures, to harvest as much as they can of a baby’s body; in order to make money from selling the baby’s body parts. That is breaking the Federal law. If the State has a set number of weeks that the abortion has to have been performed, but the abortion was later than say 20 weeks, but the Mother’s life is not in danger; that might be breaking State Law by both the Mother and the Doctor. Then both should be punished. The Doctor should lose his Medical License. The Mother should do at least a year in jail.

  • Derek

    Shame the government already hands out free rubbers but the morons can’t seem to figure out how to work them… They should probably start having how to workshops in the liberal colleges?

    • Rocketman

      That would be great watching the dumbfounded liberal infused college students trying to figure out how to get them on LOL

      • Fed up!

        Wouldn’t that be hoot😂😆
        Ok Johnny alway ins spect the packet for damages…..

        • Jerry

          But yet if the children were taught morals and beliefs and responsibilities would that not be better then just taught how to stretch on a rubber? Would maybe a little religion be harmful? I mean a little family together time would be bad? Without a father’s name the women should not be able to collect state aid, if the fathers can’t be man enough to provide at least the state could take it

  • Mere Marlo

    PPH is not only murders, but they are enablers for women who do not respect themselves, their bodies or have morals. Many of these women are just promiscuous and only interested in their own pleasure. I see no reason the taxpayer should bear the cost burden for their mistakes. The parents who have dropped the ball are responsible for the children they raise and need to accept the consequences for their child rearing errors.

    • Jerry

      Wouldn’t a little battery operated device be better and cheaper?

  • lenati

    It is about time PPH is defunded why should tax payers be paying for their gain.

  • LouAnn Newton

    Planned Parenthood should not get any money from tax payers to kill human Children!

  • lucifer

    One question: knowing how much politicians run their mouth, are they really going to it? And I mean, not for one year bu forever. We understand that democrats harbor murderers, of any kind, but these are the worst. And when I say murderers, I see the trail from Little Rock, Arkansas to DC, wonder who they are? Thank You.

  • Libs R Loons

    Liar alert ^^

    • Motorhead

      Agree liar, lair pants on fire…yes the did sell baby parts…they need to be in prison!

  • Libs R Loons

    Things that Planned Parenthood doesn’t want us to know….
    1. They have no limit on how many baby body parts they can sell or who they sell them to.
    2. They diverted most of the money for their “women’s health care” services into abortions-only.
    3. They were given permission by Eric Holder to cease reporting/recording of thousands of inner-city 11-12 year old girls coming in annually for abortions because they are being raped by a male in their own households…usually their moms’ live-in boyfriend.
    4. They are “counseling” girls and women to carry the babies into the third trimester so PP can make more $$$ from the babies’ body parts.

    Now…you have the rest of the story.

  • Butch Miller

    YOU KNOW PART OF THE BLAME IS WITH THE CHURCHES OF TODAY.. BACK IN OLD SCHOOL THE CHURCHES WERE VERY ACTIVE IN OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND LIFESTYLE AND THEN THE CHURCHES STOPPING TEACHING AND FIGHTING FOR WHAT WAS RIGHT AND NOW THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER AND WE NOW MURDER UNBORN BABIES INSTEAD OF TEACHING ACCOUNTABILITY AND PREVENTION… PEOPLE NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND STOP ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO BROW BEAT PEOPLE INTO SUBMISSION TO EVIL. .. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS A HUGE SLUSH FUND FOR DEMOCRATS…!!! THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS ONE BIG MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME AFTER ANOTHER … IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY WITH THEM AND NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.. THEY ARE CALLED THE DEMOCRATIC CRIME SYNDICATE FOR A GOOD REASON….

    • NCO retired

      Hit the shift key!

  • robert sanders

    AFTER THEY DEFUND PLANNED PARENT HOOD, THEN THEY SHOULD ROUND UP ALL THESE MURDERING DOCTORS AND PUT THEM ALL IN JAIL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET OFF WITH MURDER, JUST LIKE HITLER HILLARY.

  • Ted Crawford

    If someone must pay, with their life, for an unwanted pregnancy, it should be the life of the parents, BOTH parents! NOT the innocent child!