Blackburn talks about bill to cut federal funding for some health clinics
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCYB) As Congress continues to try to work on passing a budget and end the partial government shutdown, other bills are still being introduced.
Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced a bill to cut federal funding for clinics which provide abortions.
Under Title X, clinics providing health care for women can receiving special funding.
In an interview with News 5, Blackburn said her bill would make abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood ineligible for the money.
“We have 15,000 qualified health centers and community health centers that provide women’s health that also want access to those Title X funds,” Senator Blackburn said. “We think, give it to these organizations. They should be the ones that get that money for women’s health.”
The bill has been sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
To hear more about the bill and her plans as senator, watch the video above.