Blackburn targets abortion providers in her first Senate bill

Blackburn targets abortion providers in her first Senate bill

January 10th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

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."