The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, the Susan B. Anthony List vp of presidency affairs supplied a remark for Townhall concerning the decision, and why it’s so mandatory.
“The Biden-Harris administration continually pushes a pro-abortion agenda that is radically out of step with the consensus views of Americans, including rolling back President Trump’s Protect Life Rule — a policy reflecting the convictions of the strong majority of Americans that abortion is not ‘family planning’ and taxpayer dollars should not go towards paying for abortion on demand. We praise Senator Rubio for his work to stop the Biden administration’s deadly agenda,” she stated.
SBA List is a supporting group of Sen. Rubio’s decision to overturn the Biden’s administration 2021 Final Rule, which permits for Title X household planning funds to go in the direction of abortion.
The Biden administration has gone by way of nice lengths to not solely promote abortion, however to fund the abortion trade as properly. The Biden administration’s 2021 Final Rule reversed the Trump administration’s ban of federal funding from going towards family-planning packages that present abortion referrals. As a end result, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday launched a decision underneath the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden administration’s 2021 Final Rule. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) is main such efforts within the House.
Townhall was given an unique have a look at the decision, which signifies that “Congress disapproves the rule” and makes clear that “such rule shall have no force or effect.”
Of all the problems this present administration has stood in stark distinction to its predecessor on, maybe none is starker than the problem of abortion. The Trump administration’s 2019 Final Rule, generally known as the “Protect Life” rule, didn’t scale back Title X funding when it comes to important care for girls and households, somewhat it primarily redirected it to these suppliers which don’t carry out or refer for abortions.
Several Title X grant bulletins have been posted in reference to this rule underneath the Biden administration. On January 21, 2022, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), led by the notably pro-abortion Secretary Xavier Becerra, introduced funding underneath Title X for some abortion suppliers that had left in 2019 underneath the Trump rule and had reapplied underneath the 2021 Final Rule. This contains Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
“The Biden Administration’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life,” Sen. Rubio stated in a press release. “I will continue to protect the sanctity of life and do everything I can to make sure taxpayer dollars are not used for or promote abortions.”
“Title X is intended to fund comprehensive family planning and preventative services, not abortion providers,” Rep. Gonzales additionally defined. “Dollars allocated under this program should be spent on services focused on the mother and child’s well-being. The proposed reversal will guarantee that clinics funded by Title X are separated from abortion providers, ensuring that more funds go towards substantive family and women’s health care providers, and that taxpayers never foot the bill for abortions.”
Republican senators have lately used the CRA. Earlier this month, they voted to repeal the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare employees.
While Democrats narrowly management the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris offering a tie-breaking vote, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pro-life. Votes underneath the CRA are privileged and underneath a easy majority.
At the time of publication, the decision within the Senate has 33 Republican co-sponsors, as well as to Sen. Rubio, together with Sens. Jim Risch (ID), Mike Crapo (ID), Ted Cruz (TX), Joni Ernst (IA), Tim Scott (SC), John Boozman (AR), John Thune (SD), Steve Daines (MT), Marsha Blackburn (TN), John Barrasso (WY), Mike Braun (IN), John Hoeven (ND), Josh Hawley (MO), Cynthia Lummis (WV), Kevin Cramer (ND), Deb Fischer (NE), Rick Scott (FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), James Lankford (OK), Tom Cotton (AR), Jim Inhofe (OK), Bill Hagerty (TN), John Kennedy (LA), John Cornyn (TX), Roger Wicker (MS), Jerry Moran (KS), Tommy Tuberville (AL), Thom Tillis (NC), and Bill Cassidy (LA).