Trump signs measure targeting Planned Parenthood funding

Source: BBC

US President Donald Trump has signed a new measure aimed at rolling back federal funding for the US women’s health group Planned Parenthood.

The legislation removes an Obama-era rule that prohibited states from withholding funding for family planning services that provide abortions.

A Republican-led Congress passed the measure last month with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

Republicans have long vowed to defund the group over the issue of abortions.

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