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Monday, April 17, 2017

Trump Overturns Obama Protection for Planned Parenthood

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Trump Overturns Obama Protection for Planned Parenthood

President Trump built on his rapidly-developing legacy of rolling back U.S. federal support for abortion last Thursday, signing a bill that invalidates an executive order his predecessor rolled out in the last moments of his presidency.

Trump signed into law an express provision allowing states to strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics of family planning money under Title X.

In the final days of his administration, President Obama developed a new rule that made it nearly impossible for state legislators to withhold federal family planning funds from any group that provides services related to pregnancy care, contraception, or STDs, regardless of whether or not they provided abortions.

In March the Senate used Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote and overturn the rule. READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: As The Remnant pointed out again and again before the election, a Trump Administration is going to be a mixed bag. There are plenty of uncertainties and even reasons to be concerned right now, but some good things are happening, as well, and this is certainly one of them.   

Trump is making good on promises he made to pro-lifers. And, since abortion ranks among the most important moral issues of the day (calling to heaven for vengeance against our nation)—the unrestrained sacrificing of America's unborn to the god Moloch—this is not insignificant, either as we see it or in the eyes of God.  

What's next? God only knows, but in a world drunk on the blood of the innocent, we can thank God for these measures which, if nothing else, remind the world that not every American is a baby-killing, sex-changing, drug addicted citizen of Oceania.  Decent American people voted for Trump, and his overturning of Obama's protections for the evil Planned Parenthood helps them remember why. 


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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.