Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure repealing Obamacare and withdrawing most federal funds from Planned Parenthood. The measure redirects the funds from Planned Parenthood clinics to facilities that offer quality healthcare, but do not perform abortions.
Casey Mattox with Alliance Defending Freedom said,
“This historic vote recognizes the many issues of a scandal-plagued organization with a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts, and that has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls. For the first time, a bill will reach the president’s desk that will end taxpayer subsidies of an abortion business that has enjoyed nearly a billion dollars in profits over the last decade while taking more than $4 billion from American taxpayers.”
The U.S. Senate passed the same measure last December. With passage in the House, the measure now goes to President Obama’s desk. While few expect him to sign it, yesterday’s vote signals both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate may be ready to repeal Obamacare and end federal subsidies to Planned Parenthood in 2017, when President Obama’s successor takes office.