Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Allowing States to Eliminate Title X Funding from Planned Parenthood and Other Abortion Providers

Feb 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after the House passed a Congressional Review Act resolution to eliminate former President Obama’s 11th-hour rule preventing states from eliminating funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers:

“This rule was a deliberate attempt by former President Obama to force states to send federal tax dollars to organizations that provide abortions, including the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.  Last year, jarring videos disclosed high-ranking Planned Parenthood officials callously discussing the sale of fetal body parts. More recently, the Pennsylvania Family Institute found that none of the twenty-seven Planned Parenthood clinics in Pennsylvania offer any kind of prenatal services, despite advertising prenatal care on their websites. Given that these clinics have since removed the word “prenatal” from their booking appointments pages after this discovery, it cannot be more evident that Planned Parenthood actively deceived women to get them in the door,” said Congressman Rothfus. “Our legislation ensures states can use their legal authority to award Title X funds to family planning clinics that choose not perform abortions and actually provide the medical care that expectant mothers need.”