The American Health Care Act (AHCA) fulfills a lot of promises.
Here’s one more important thing that the AHCA does:
It defunds Planned Parenthood.
That’s right, the AHCA blocks more than $500 million of federal dollars currently going to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, for one year, and instead sends money to community health centers, which far outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics.
That's why the National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, the Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America have all expressed support for the bill.
Women’s health will not be neglected. Instead, the AHCA will redirect $422 million to community health centers around the United States—ones that do not perform abortions and have a proven record of helping women.
The AHCA restores pro-life principles to the health care system—a system that should inherently protect life, not seek to destroy it.
House Republicans have made a commitment to life. The time is now to make that commitment a reality.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 21, 2017