April 7, 2017
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Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization founded in October 16, 1916 with a purpose of contributing reproductive health care nationwide. Initially, it was founded on the idea that women should have the knowledge and care they require to live strong, healthy lives. Planned Parenthood currently lectures women, men, and young people worldwide to have guidance on reproductive health care and sex education. With over 650 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood helps the diverse communities around the nation.
For the third time in a row, Vice President Mike Pence cast his vote in another tiebreaker in the Senate. With a 51-50 vote, the executive order by Barrack Obama is now undone that prevented states from blocking “Title X” that provided funding to health organizations that imparted abortions. Now, why did Congress pass this in the first place? The bill was initially passed by the House under President Obama two days before the end of his presidency and was given to President Trump. This new bill repeals the former bill on “Title X” to avoid it from being blocked. The new bill allows states to determine whether or not they wish to allow abortion providers to have access to funding.
Despite the difficult “victory,” the GOP needs the necessary Senate votes of 60 to enact the new bill and unlike a majority vote it needed for a Congressional review over it. However, in this case it was different where Congress has the ability to repeal rules passed in the final 60 legislative days of an outgoing administration that made it easier to repeal. With millions of people relying on both “Title X” and Planned Parenthood itself, the new bill poses a challenge to many especially to young adults. Republicans now seek upon the ultimate goal of ending Planned Parenthood itself, allowing millions across the nation to have no knowledge about reproductive health care.