Sen. Rand Paul introduces amendment to stop federal funding of abortion providers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBKO) – Sen. Rand Paul introduced an amendment Thursday to stop taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions.

“One of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers. This is our chance to turn our words into action, stand up for the sanctity of life, and speak out for the most innocent among us that have no voice,” said Dr. Paul.

The amendment contains the same language preventing such spending as the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill that passed the U.S. House Appropriations Committee in July. The amendment does not block federal funding for women’s health services to health care providers that do not perform abortions.

Read the amendment to H.R. 6157 below.

Paul Pro-Life Amendment to Senate Appropriations Package - August 2018 by Senator Rand Paul on Scribd

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