The new omnibus spending bill passed by both houses of Congress funds Planned Parenthood for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Thanks to the votes of both Democrats and Republicans, the abortion conglomerate will enjoy $286 million in taxpayer money through next December, a move that Planned Parenthood Vice President Dana Singiser boasted about joyfully, exclaiming that "extreme members of Congress spent an entire year targeting access to reproductive health care at every opportunity — even threatening to shut down the government."
Rep. Diane Black, R-TN, essentially referred to the bill as a complete failure for pro-life causes.
“The bill failed to include a single major pro-life policy rider, despite the requests of over 120 members of Congress and the disturbing revelations about Planned Parenthood brought to light this year," said the Congresswoman.
According to LifeSiteNews, "The House Freedom Caucus offered a series of amendments to the bill defunding Planned Parenthood, strengthening conscience protections for pro-life physicians and organizations, and ending all U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The House Rules Committee rejected these riders earlier this week, as Speaker Paul Ryan said he did not want conservative amendments added to the bill that would drive away his Democratic colleagues."
Paul Ryan has since defended the bill, saying, "We are maintaining all of our pro-life protections, including the Hyde Amendments; and we are making cuts to the UNFPA program."