WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and James Lankford (R-OK), along with 21 of their Senate colleagues, introduced legislation, S.1881, to prohibit federal funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This legislation prohibits federal dollars going to Planned Parenthood, while at the same time protecting and preserving federal funding of women’s health services provided by other eligible entities.
This action comes after Sen. Paul’s calls for the Senate to hold a vote on a measure to defund Planned Parenthood before the August recess. Earlier this month, Sen. Paul introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood as a stand-alone bill and as an amendment to, H.R. 22, the vehicle for the highway bill.
“I am encouraged that the Senate will soon vote on our bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood is appalling to the American people and they should no longer be forced to fund this organization with their tax dollars,” Sen. Paul said.
Also last night, Sen. Paul appeared on Fox’s “Hannity” with Sean Hannity to discuss this legislation. A clip of the interview can be found HERE.
Click HERE to read the legislation in its entirety.