State Proposes Bill To Ban Local Governments From Funding Abortions

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anti-abortion activists hold a moment of prayer during a protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on January 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. The protest was organized by the Purple Sash Revolution and Priests for Life, calling for defunding and replacing of Planned Parenthood. On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected in Washington, DC for the annual March For Life. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Tennessee state Rep. Debra Moody, R-Covington, filed a bill this week to prohibit local governments from supporting the killing of unborn babies with taxpayers’ money, just a few months after the Nashville City Council voted to give half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood.
  • In October, Nashville city leaders cut funding from police and other health programs to create the new grant for the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood, ignoring concerns about job cuts and tax dollars being used to support abortions.
  • Moody did not say if the city council’s action prompted her to introduce the bill, but it could be one reason, the Nashville Tennessean reports.

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