Republicans’ plan has nothing to do with improving health care. They want to defund Planned Parenthood simply because it provides abortions.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been leading this obsession along with repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“Republicans in Congress have returned to their old obsession of trying to defund Planned Parenthood. This is outrageous for many reasons,” Sanders tweeted. “Abortions are not only legal. They are constitutionally protected, a right which was affirmed again in a Supreme Court ruling last summer,” referring to the landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Congressional Republicans have tried to defund Planned Parenthood for years because the organization provides abortion services, and it looks like they aren’t backing down now. President-elect Donald Trump has nominated anti-choice Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as health and human services secretary, confirming fears about the future of women’s reproductive rights being in jeopardy.