This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify that the affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period. This restriction does not apply in cases of rape or incest or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture must seek repayment of federal assistance received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic, if it violates the terms of the certification required by this bill.
Additional funding for community health centers is provided for the one-year period described above.
It was introduced on January 6, 2017, by Rep. Diane Black,[R-TN-6], and as of March 5, 2016, has 136 cosponsors. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce committee, which in turn referred it to the Subcommittee on Health.
You know what to do.
But before you start calling, do look into this, as reported by Mother Jones:
The bill, HJ Resolution 43, allows states to withhold Title X family planning funds—about $300 million distributed to states annually—from providers who also offer abortion care, a group that includes Planned Parenthood affiliates. In December, Obama's Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that anticipated this sort of effort by prohibiting states from withholding Title X family planning money from Planned Parenthood and other providers. This House resolution proposed overturning that HHS rule via the 1996 Congressional Review Act.
It passed: 230 - 188. Here's the vote. Two Democrats voted Aye, and two Republicans voted no.
The Senate companion Resolution is S.J.Res.13 - A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.
So, call your senators to express opposition to S.J. Res 13.
And then call your representatives, if they are on the following committee, to express opposition to HR 354, Defund Planned Parenthood.
Michael Burgess (Texas - 26) - Chairman
Brett Guthrie (Kentucky - 02) - Vice Chairman
Joe Barton (Texas - 06)
Fred Upton (Michigan - 06)
John Shimkus (Illinois - 15)
Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania - 18)
Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee - 07)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Washington - 05)
Leonard Lance (New Jersey - 07)
Morgan Griffith (Virginia - 09)
Gus Bilirakis (Florida - 12)
Billy Long (Missouri - 07)
Larry Bucshon (Indiana - 08)
Susan Brooks (Indiana - 05)
Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma - 02)
Richard Hudson (North Carolina - 08)
Chris Collins (New York - 27)
Buddy Carter (Georgia - 01)
Greg Walden (Oregon - 02) - Ex Officio
Gene Green (Texas - 29) - Ranking Member
Eliot Engel (New York - 16)
Janice Schakowsky (Illinois - 09)
G. K. Butterfield (North Carolina - 01)
Doris Matsui (California - 06)
Kathy Castor (Florida - 14)
John Sarbanes (Maryland - 03)
Ben Lujan (New Mexico - 03)
Kurt Schrader (Oregon - 05)
Joseph P. Kennedy III (Massachusetts - 04)
Tony Cárdenas (California - 29)
Anna Eshoo (California - 18)
Diana DeGette (Colorado - 01)
Frank Pallone (New Jersey - 06) - Ex Officio