In an exclusive with the Daily Caller, Rep. Jim Banks said that he plans to “introduce a bill Thursday that would block President Joe Biden’s administration from undoing former President Donald Trump’s ‘Protect Life Rule.”
President Trump is objectively the most pro-life president in recent years. He found to end taxpayer-funded abortion and spoke at the March for Life rally in Washington D.C. The report states that “Biden is expected to reverse Trump’s ‘Protect Life Rule,’ which prohibited Title X Family Planning Program funds from going to organizations that perform abortions.”
The bill that Rep. Banks plans to introduce will “prohibit the rescission, suspension, or revision of certain regulations that govern the Title X Family Planning Program.” Trump’s ‘Protect Life Rule’ made it impossible for abortion organizations to receive Title X federal funds if the building that receives those funds performs abortions inside the building.
The report states that after Trump’s “Department of Health and Human Services alerted clinics in June 2019 that it would enforce the Trump administration’s ban” on Title X federal funds to abortion providers, “Planned Parenthood withdrew from the Title X Federal Family Planning Program in August 2019 rather than comply with this decision.”
Planned Parenthood’s decision to withdraw from the federal program reportedly cost the organization around $60 million a year from the taxpayer.
Banks told the Daily Caller, “I thank President Trump’s clarification of the original purpose of Title X, which explicitly did not support pushing abortion as a method of family planning.”
Banks continued saying, ” Abortion is not family planning; it is family ending. Planned Parenthood, which is our nation’s largest abortion provider, doesn’t deserve a dime of taxpayer money.”
In a statement marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Biden said, “In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.”
Abortion is not healthcare. Abortion does not save lives. Abortion is the killing of a live human.
Banks told the Daily Caller that “Conservative Republicans are sending a strong statement to congressional leaders: We will not stand idle as radical Democrats work to end the ban on taxpayer-funded abortions. I pray this show of solidarity will save the Hyde Amendment and save thousands of innocent lives.”
Banks reportedly “led 200 of his Republican colleagues in pledging support for the Hyde Amendment by sending a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders pledging to oppose any legislation elimination or weakening the amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions.”
The bill Rep. Banks plans to introduce is not likely to pass. The Democrats still hold a slim 222-211 majority. They show no interest in stepping across the aisle to save innocent lives, making it impossible for Republicans to pass this down party lines.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org