Paul Ryan vows to defund Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal

Planned Parenthood supporters rally at Los Angeles City Hall

Speaker Paul Ryan said at a news conference on Thursday that defunding Planned Parenthood is part of the Republicans' agenda to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the women's health organization had a lot to say about this plan on Twitter.

The Republican Party is set to defund Planned Parenthood as part of its repeal of Obamacare, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Ryan and other Republicans want to ax that funding.

President Obama vetoed a reconciliation bill in 2015 that included language to kill Planned Parenthood funding.

An impact Planned Parenthood opponents would like to see. Either Republicans on the committee think they know more about medicine than scientists from some of the country's leading institutions, or their distrust of academia is such that they think these authorities are lying.

The measure to cut funding will appear in a special fast-track bill expected to pass Congress in February, during a session that allows legislation to bypass filibuster.

It was still unclear if Senate Republicans- especially Senate Republican women who have expressed concerns about defunding Planned Parenthood in the past- would go along with House Republicans' plan.

Majorities in those states - 77 percent of voters in North Dakota, 64 percent in Montana, 60 percent in OH, 57 percent in Missouri, 58 percent in Wisconsin and 53 percent in Florida - also said they would be less likely to vote for a Senate candidate who votes to fund Planned Parenthood over women's health clinics that do not perform abortions, the poll found. "We will make sure that every single senator who votes on the issue is fully aware of the millions of people who are going to lose health care, including thousands in the states they represent".

Since 2011 in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers have already taken action to stop money under state control from going to Planned Parenthood, which the group says has contributed to the closure of five clinics here.

Ryan's announcement comes on the same day the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a 418-page report detailing Planned Parenthood's involvement in providing fetal tissue to researchers, including evidence that procurement companies such as StemExpress were profiting handsomely from the sale and trade of organs taken from aborted babies and purchased from Planned Parenthood.

"The extent of waste and abuse in the nation's family planning programs, and specifically in those operated by Planned Parenthood, is beyond disturbing", Chuck Donovan, president of the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), declared in a statement announcing the report. "You, me, and millions of Planned Parenthood supporters locked arm in arm", Richards wrote.

With anti-choice Rep. Tom Price likely to be at the helm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a Trump administration could issue a new directive saying that contraception is not a preventative service to get rid of the benefit regardless of Congressional Republicans' plans to repeal the health care law.

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