Trump quietly signs anti-abortion bill, defying Obama Administration's 'parting gift to the abortion industry'
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has always been comfortable before a flock of reporters and camera crews, decided to sign an important bill in private late last week.
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an anti-abortion bill.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The bill allows states to withhold federal funds from any organization that provides abortions.
The bill passed the Senate last month after Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote, leading to Trump signing the measure in private.
Previous president Barack Obama had prohibited states from withholding funds from abortion facilities under the claim abortion facilities also provide family planning and medical services.
So marks the twelfth time Trump has dismissed Obama's laws under the 1996 Congressional Review Act (CRW), which allows sitting presidents to roll back regulations signed by previous presidents.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, and Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, were in attendance when Trump signed the bill.
According to The Hill, Dannenfelser released a statement saying: "Prioritizing funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue...We expect to see Congress continue its efforts to redirect additional taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through pro-life health care reform after the spring recess."
The Washington Post reported Dannenfelser also saying: "This week the pro-life movement had two huge victories: first, the swearing-in of Justice Gorsuch, and now, President Trump will undo former President Obama's parting gift to the abortion industry."
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan added: "Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious liberty."
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
President Trump is on the verge of the greatest win of his presidency, a meeting with North Korea. The dictator of the Hermit Kingdom, Kim ... continue reading
Although the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections did not expire on March 5, the passage of the original deadline has ... continue reading
After the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan bill that would offer protections for immigrants, U.S. bishops noted their disappointment and ... continue reading
Americans are overwhelmingly approving of President Trump's second State of the Union address. The speech has been given a 75 percent ... continue reading
Controversial memo that exposes government abuses to be released - Speaker Ryan calls for FBI cleanup Watch
House Republicans have voted to release a controversial memo that describes government abuse of surveillance powers. The information is so ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- 'Living Lent': Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 34
- Daily Reading for Monday, March 19th, 2018 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Sunday, March 18, 2018
- Saint Patrick Calls All Christians to be Missionaries to this Age
- St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 18, 2018
- 'Living Lent': Sunday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 33
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 HD Video
- Daily Reading for Sunday, March 18th, 2018 HD
- The Earth is Dying: Human impact continues to shape the future of the planet HD
- Thousands of students walk out of schools to protest gun violence HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, March 17th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education