Saturday, March 20, 2021

The connection between the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and abortion

Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA), by a vote of 244-172.

VAWA has been a consistent funding stream for abortion provider Planned Parenthood through Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors (STOP) grants (Title I, Sec. 101 of H.R. 1620). A GAO report published in March 2018 showed the abortion provider received $340,000 in funding through these grants over a three-year period (2013-2015).

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) offered as an amendment to H.R. 1620 the text of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2019 (PRENDA). PRENDA makes it a federal crime to perform a sex-selection abortion or force a woman to obtain a sex-selection abortion. The amendment was not made in order for consideration on the House floor.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Rules Committee, highlighted during Rules Committee consideration of H.R. 1620 that sex-selection abortion is a form of violence against women that should have been addressed within the text of VAWA.

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) also spoke in favor of her PRENDA Amendment during the floor debate on H.R. 1620.

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