Earlier this week Congress sent a bill to President Obama pulling most public funding of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and repealing much of Obamacare.
Today President Obama vetoed the legislation. This move by the president is not entirely unexpected–and it is unclear whether Congress has the votes necessary to override the president’s veto.
However, if nothing else, Congress is signaling it may be ready to tackle tough issues like repealing Obamacare and defunding abortion clinics when President Obama’s successor takes office next year.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.