As her first introduction of U.S. Senate legislation, Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn announced on Thursday evening a bill aimed at stripping all federal funding from organizations that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.
The newly-installed senator's proposal for the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act would take away funding from providers under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
"Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions," reads a statement from Blackburn. "They have made this position clear time and again. Hardworking taxpayers do not want to subsidize the business of abortion providers and entities such as Planned Parenthood."