Republican Representative Lauren Boebert set the internet on fire on Friday when she dropped her first bill of the year.
The Republican announced in her new bill that she seeks to defund Planned Parenthood.
“I’ve introduced my first bill of the 118th Congress,” Boebert tweeted on Friday. “It would defund Planned Parenthood. We need to protect the sanctity of life in this country. To all those marching at the March For Life, let’s rally behind this bill and get it done!”
“The nation’s largest abortion provider has no business receiving taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood claims these funds go to healthcare for women, but last year, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions while also reducing the number of well-woman exams and breast cancer screenings it performed,” Boebert said.
In 2022, Planned Parenthood facilities received more than $633 million in funding from taxpayers each year.
I’ve introduced my first bill of the 118th Congress.
It would defund Planned Parenthood.
We need to protect the sanctity of life in this country.
To all those marching at the March For Life, let’s rally behind this bill and get it done!https://t.co/RGKzJDd0te
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 20, 2023
Fox News reports:
The legislation redirects funding from Planned Parenthood facilities to “Federally Qualified Health Centers” that provide health care services such as pap smears, cancer screenings, and prenatal care.
“Instead of funding Planned Parenthood, my bill will redirect this funding to community health centers that focus on healthy women, not killing babies,” she added.
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act has been cosigned by 29 members of the House of Representatives so far.
The announcement on Twitter issued a meltdown from left wing accounts. Check out some reactions below:
The sanctity of men's lives… There. Fixed it for you.
— ❤️🧡💛ᗰia💚💙💜 (@mommamia1217) January 20, 2023
Here’s a bill idea for you, it’s a bill that would keep your grubby nose out of other people’s business. Sure you’re entitled to your opinion, that’s fine, but as soon as your opinion starts negatively affecting people’s freedom, that’s a problem. Freedom > everything else
— Paul “The People’s Champ” Wall (@logan_buren) January 20, 2023
What about the "sanctity of life" in Uvalde and Colorado Springs?
'Sanctity of life' doesn't seem of any concern when you're rooting for guns and the NRA!
— Stuart Douglas Anderson (@a1_stuart) January 20, 2023
Keep your religious extremism out of my politics, Lauren.
— Lara reads banned books in Florida🇺🇸 (@MadeInTheUSANJ) January 20, 2023
So you’re okay with irresponsible people including small children who use guns to shoot & kill other people but not Planned Parenthood that offers free/low cost safe healthcare services to women including safe abortion? @laurenboebert tsk tsk tsk and your pocket gets fatter https://t.co/AcVUt4omnN
— Em/Éimidh 🧅 (@Ms_Cuppy) January 20, 2023
Some positive reactions:
The US should NOT give money to Planned Parenthood! Good job!!
— Teresa Wenzel (@TeresaW8284) January 20, 2023
God bless you!
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 20, 2023
— ♠️Audsauce♠️ (@Audjuice9989) January 20, 2023