Definition of defund
: to withdraw funding from
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Today—as the Trump administration defunds Planned Parenthood, states chip away at abortion access and the U.S. Supreme Court tilts conservative—this legacy feels imperiled.
The bill, released Thursday, would defund Planned Parenthood for one year.
WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine plan to introduce an amendment to strip the Senate health care bill of a provision to defund Planned Parenthood, Murkowski's office confirmed Wednesday.
The legislation would also make numerous other changes to the current law, defunding Planned Parenthood for one year, repealing certain cost-sharing subsidies and eliminating taxes on medical devices and prescription drugs.
The parliamentarian allowed identical language defunding Planned Parenthood to remain in a similar budget bill in 2015.
Young initially backed an effort by Republicans to use a deadline for funding the government to force Obama to agree to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act.
Last month, Trump issued a budget proposal almost entirely defunding it.
The opinion held that Abbott could defund budget riders — directives to state agencies that are included in the budget but do not actually make any appropriations.
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