Walorski Applauds Trump Administration Action to Protect Life

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Walorski Applauds Trump Administration Action to Protect Life

Proposed Rule Would Restrict Title X Funding for Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to update the Title X family planning program and restrict taxpayer funding for abortion providers:

“Every human life is precious, and taxpayers should not be forced to pay for the destruction of life. Congress recently renewed critical funding for community health centers that provide quality health care but do not perform abortions. I applaud the Trump administration’s decision to support women’s health care and protect the unborn by restricting federal funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.”

BACKGROUND

On April 30, Walorski and 152 of her pro-life colleagues sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar calling for new Title X regulations. The administration’s proposed rule would not reduce Title X funding but rather would ensure taxpayer dollars do not indirectly fund abortions.

Last year, Congress passed H.J.Res. 43, which overturned an Obama administration rule that would have forced states to administer Title X funding to abortion providers. In February, Congress passed a long-term budget agreement that extended funding for community health centers – which take an innovative, patient-focused approach to ensure vulnerable and underserved populations have access to quality, affordable health care – for two years.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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