Tennessee’s first ever female Senator, Marsha Blackburn, introduced her first bill in the U.S. Congress on Thursday.
The new bill would strip federal funding from organizations that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood.
“Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Blackburn said in a release. “They have made this position clear time and again. Hardworking taxpayers do not want to subsidize the business of abortion providers and entities such as planned parenthood.”
The bill will be referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate floor.
Today, I introduced my first bill in the United States Senate, S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which strips all abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, of federal funding. pic.twitter.com/UwtbwGt1wd— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 10, 2019