The White House —Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release—-April 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Signs H.J.Res. 43 into Law
On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the President signed into law:
H.J.Res. 43, which nullifies the Department of Health and Human Services rule prohibiting recipients of Title X grants for the provision of family planning services from excluding a subgrantee from participating for reasons other than its ability to provide Title X services.
In a private signing ceremony, President Trump signed a resolution overturning former President Obama’s rule that forced states to provide family planning grants under Title X to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Planned Parenthood performs 300,000 abortions each year. In attendance were Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema Verma, Susan B. Anthony president Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America.
“Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive healthcare alternatives is a winning issue,” said Dannenfelser, reports the Washington Examiner. “We expect to see Congress continue its efforts to redirect additional taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through pro-life healthcare reform after the spring break recess.”