March 17, 2022

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Stop Federal Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced a joint resolution to overturn a Biden administration rule that resumed federal funding to entities that refer abortion services to pregnant women. The rule, issued on October 4th of last year, overturned a Trump administration policy that banned Title X funding from going to “family planning” facilities that provided abortion referrals.

“Every child in the womb is a life deserving of a future,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This administration has no moral right to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.”

“The Biden Administration’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life,” Rubio said. “I will continue to protect the sanctity of life and do everything I can to make sure taxpayer dollars are not used for or promote abortions.” 

Cassidy and Rubio are joined by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tim Scott (R-SC), John Boozman (R-AR), John Thune (R-SD), Steve Daines (R-MT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Hoeven (R-ND), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Thom Tillis (R-NC). 

Representative Tony Gonzalez (R-TX-23) will introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives.