Ardent defender of Life, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote Thursday in the United States Senate that allows for states to block federal funds from being funneled to the abortion business, Planned Parenthood.
Currently, under an Obama-era mandate, states are unable to enact such a measure to withhold funds from entities that commit abortions. The rule, signed by Obama just two days before leaving office, prohibits states from withholding family-planning funds from promoters of abortion if they offer more than just family-planning services, i.e. abortion.
But with the election of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, states might just be able to block these federal funds.
Carried by Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, the measure is said to give power back to the states to decide how federal funds are spent on health care, rather than the anti-Life elite in Washington, D.C.
Mike Pence, the only Vice President to address the March for Life in person, is a breath of fresh air for the Pro-Life movement after eight years of an Executive Branch that was decidedly anti-woman and anti-child.
The measure passed from the senate on Pence’s tie-breaking vote and heads to the desk of President Trump to sign.
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