Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday as thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life — the first time the annual event has been held since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
“I’ve introduced my first bill of the 118th Congress. It would defund Planned Parenthood. We need to protect the sanctity of life in this country. To all those marching at the March For Life, let’s rally behind this bill and get it done!” Boebert said in a tweet.
More than $633 million in taxpayers’ dollars went to Planned Parenthood affiliates for the year ending June 30, 2021, the group said in its most recent annual report covering 2020-2021. The group, which offers a range