The Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act prohibits federal funding to Planned Parenthood and redirects funds for other health services for women and children.
WASHINGTON – As thousands of Americans participate in today’s March for Life, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a mother and member of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, is continuing her effort to end federal funding to Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider. Ernst will reintroduce the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act, which prohibits federal funding to Planned Parenthood or any of its affiliate organizations and redirects funds for other health services for women, such as cancer screenings, prenatal and postnatal care, immunizations, and other eligible services. The legislation has been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List and the Heritage Foundation.
“We have a charge to protect the most vulnerable in our society: the unborn,” said Ernst, who has an A rating from the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List. “With the Biden administration’s misguided changes to Title X, Planned Parenthood is more emboldened than ever, and Iowans are paying for it – literally. This legislation will help prevent taxpayer funds from being funneled to the nation’s largest abortion provider, and allow for greater support of women’s and children’s health care.”
In 2020, after learning that Planned Parenthood received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Ernst called for a full investigation and pressed the Small Business Administrator on her work to get to the bottom of this. In 2021, Ernst urged the Small Business Administration to take action to ensure Planned Parenthood affiliates did not receive second-draw loans.
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