States Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Says House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Medicaid law Tuesday to give  states the freedom to exclude abortion providers from Medicaid. The vote was 236 to 193.

This will help the five states that have voted to defund Planned Parenthood, but who are receiving pushback from the Obama administration which claims the states don’t have the authority to revoke Medicaid taxpayer funding. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Utah.

Our representative Nita Lowey voted against this prolife bill.

You can read more about this bill, The Women’s Health and Safety Act (HR 3495), here.