Boebert Introduces Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood On Day Of March For Life

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

At a glance

  • 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.

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