House Speaker Paul Ryan said there was a better way to eliminate federal spending on Planned Parenthood than attaching it to a must-pass measure next month to keep the government open. Instead he wants to use the reconciliation method to make sure it becomes federal law. Pro-life groups believe this strategy might have a better chance of success.
In an interview today, Speaker Paul Ryan said he is committed to defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business and wants to use the reconciliation method to make sure it becomes federal law. The interview comes as House Republicans held a unity meeting to review and rework legislation to repeal Obamacare as well as defund the nation’s largest abortion company.
Ryan said that Planned Parenthood funding should be addressed via budget reconciliation because “that gets it in the law.”