President Trump signs spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood, State of the Union, President Donald Trump

Despite a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, and a Republican president in the White House, today, the omnibus spending bill, which continues to fully fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion corporation, was signed by President Trump after a threat earlier in the day that he might veto.

Despite promises from GOP leaders, including Trump, regarding their intentions to defund Planned Parenthood, this provision was not included in the bill in the face of a potential government shutdown.

The Daily Caller took the president to task over the continuation of half a billion dollars annually for the abortion giant:

The spending bill breaks Trump’s campaign promise to his voters, but it does fulfill a promise that his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, made on the campaign trail in 2016.

Clinton promised to continue funding Planned Parenthood if elected president, while Trump assured his voters that he would defund the abortion giant if he won.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) lambasted Congress before the bill’s passage, saying that members had a responsibility to read the massive bill before passing it. He live-tweeted his reading of it yesterday. The day prior, he quipped:

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lamented the bill’s continued funding for “corrupt” Planned Parenthood:

LifeSiteNews pointed out that the president claims he “will never sign another bill like this again,” along with this:

The pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices immediately sent supporters an email celebrating the final bill’s exclusion of an amendment to repeal D.C.’s assisted suicide law. The bill that Trump signed does not defund Planned Parenthood.

LifeSite also noted that “Rep. Steve King, R-IA, suggested in 2017 that the government spend the money it usually gives to Planned Parenthood on building a border wall, thus stopping a major source of revenue for the abortion vendor and helping accomplish one of Trump’s goals.”

This did not happen. The $1.3 trillion spending bill funds the government — as well as Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest and most profitable abortion business, which continues to offer fewer and fewer health services to thousands fewer patients every year — through the end of the fiscal year.

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