Senator Rand Paul presented a new amendment on Thursday that would withhold taxpayer money from going to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions, WBKO reported.
“One of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers. This is our chance to turn our words into action, stand up for the sanctity of life, and speak out for the most innocent among us that have no voice,” said Dr. Paul.
The amendment contains the same language preventing such spending as the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill that passed the U.S. House Appropriations Committee in July.
The amendment proposed by the Republican does not stop women from getting federal funding in order to get health services to health care providers that do not perform abortions.