Paul Ryan: We’re sending Obama a bill this week that de-funds Planned Parenthood


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The House of Representatives will vote in a matter of days to confirm the changes the Senate made to the reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Hearings have exposed how the abortion company likely violated federal laws to sell the body parts.

The House plans to vote for the Senate-passed de-funding legislation on January 6 after Congress returns from its Christmas break. Once it approves the bill, Speaker Paul Ryan will sign it and send it to pro-abortion President Barack Obama, who is expected to veto the legislation. The vote would come days before Obama’s expected State of the Union address and Obama has 10 days to sign or veto the bill, which he’s already threatened to do.

In comments about the omnibus bill and the reconciliation bill, Speaker Ryan made it clear that the omnibus, contrary to multiple news reports, does limited Planned Parnethood funding and other pro-life riders that stop abortion funding.

“First of all, we did put the riders on Planned Parenthood to prevent them from having any money going toward abortion – like we have in the past – and we maintained all of our Hyde Amendment protections for pro-life,” Ryan said.

Ryan said the House had no chance of getting a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood to Obama’s desk if it put the de-funding language in the omnius as opposed to the reconciliation bill.