March 30, 2017
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed a resolution to roll back an Obama Administration rule that forces states to fund abortion providers though the taxpayer-funded Title X program. The legislation now heads to the President.
“Being pro-life means having compassion for both moms and babies and that’s what this legislation is about. Nebraskans want to fund life-affirming women’s health providers without sending taxpayer dollars to abortion businesses. I’m glad that this is one step closer to becoming law and encourage the President to sign this pro-life legislation immediately.”
The legislation would not reduce Title X funds but instead allows states to redirect funds to women’s health providers and community health centers that do not perform abortions.