A Congresswoman in Tennessee has introduced a bill to federally defund the abortion and contraceptive giant Planned Parenthood. Rep. Diane Black announced the ‘‘Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017″ on Friday, a bill that she also presented in 2015. It would reallocate funds to more than 13,5000 women’s health community centers that do not perform abortions.
“[N]o funds authorized or appropriated by federal law may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., unless such entities certify that Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period,” it reads in part. READ MORE