Pro-life lawmakers in Iowa seek to deny Planned Parenthood taxpayers’ money for “sex education” in government schools. The state’s Senate and House passed legislation defunding the abortion giant and redirecting the money.
The bill is awaiting the Republican governor’s signature. Kim Reynolds signed a bill last year that banned abortions if the abortionist detects a heart beat. A court struck down the law as unconstitutional. She is expected to sign this bill.
From the Des Moines Register:
Iowa Republican lawmakers have long pursued efforts at the Capitol to restrict abortion and to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of reproductive health services, including abortion.
Under the new provision, an entity that performs abortions or promotes abortions would be prohibited from accessing federal money from the Personal Responsibility Education Program and the Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services program.
Federal law already prohibits using federal money to pay for abortions. No state money is used to pay for them.
Pro-lifers believe that any money going to Planned Parenthood, even to pay the light bill, indirectly funds abortions. They want no taxpayers’ money going to the organization.
A pro-abortionist lawmaker told Iowa Public Radio that Planned Parenthood’s prevents unplanned pregnancies (via Live Action News). The organization kills over a third of the country’s unborn babies and receives half a billion in taxpayers’ money every year.
From Live Action News:
But is Planned Parenthood reducing abortions? Even while providing widespread sex education in the U.S., Planned Parenthood isn’t decreasing the abortion numbers at its own corporation. Abortions have been on the rise at Planned Parenthood nationally (while overall U.S. numbers show an abortion decline), even as the abortion corporation’s legitimate health services — like cancer screenings — continue to plummet.
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