New Resolution Permits States to Withhold Federal Funds from Abortion Mills
Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and BarbWire.com Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
A new resolution has been signed and this allows the states to withhold federal funds from facilities that provide abortions. This is a great step in the right direction because it overturns former President Barack Obama’s rule for the Department of Health and Human Services that forced the states to provide family planning grants under Title X that provides funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
So, this is a great step, another move forward in the sanctity of human life.
Mat Staver: This is, Matt, a great step. President Donald Trump signed into law the HJ Resolution 43, a resolution that allows states to withhold funds from these facilities that provide abortions. And if you remember, on the Senate side, it passed the House, was a joint resolution, so it went from the House to the Senate. And when it got to the House it was a 50-50 split. Meaning that there would have never been any movement, it would have died in the Senate. 50-50 split, and two people came to the forefront and ultimately made it 51-50.
Number one was a member of the Senate who literally, I think, kind of got wheeled almost from his hospital bed, if you will. He was …
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