Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado introduced her first bill of the year, hoping to button up Republicans’ long-standing goal of defunding abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Boebert filed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2023 on Friday. The bill would place a one-year moratorium on federal funds allotted to Planned Parenthood.
“The nation’s largest abortion provider has no business receiving taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood claims these funds go to healthcare for women, but last year, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions while also reducing the number of well-woman exams and breast cancer screenings it performed,” Boebert said of the bill.