Exactly one week from today, the House will hold a vote to override the president’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
This vote was made possible for the first time by using the reconciliation process to bypass a filibuster and put this bill on President Obama’s desk. “It’s taking it all the way through the end of the constitutional process and declaring our position versus his,” Speaker Ryan said last week.
Next week’s vote comes just days after the annual March for Life. Tens of thousands of participants will fly in from across the country, from all different walks of life, to rally in support of the unborn.
This year’s march brings a renewed urgency following the gruesome videos released last year, which showed Planned Parenthood and its affiliates casually discussing trafficking in baby body parts.
Here in the House, we have established a special panel focused on investigating this practice. In the meantime, we don’t believe taxpayers should fund any organization potentially complicit in these disturbing allegations. That’s why this bill defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects that money to community health centers.
We look forward to welcoming all March for Life participants to Washington on Friday, and will continue to stand with those who stand for life.