"Together, we have made real progress in this country, expanding access to services and making reproductive rights a central priority of our nation's health care system," Richards said in a statement.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said the move encourages states to block access to care at Planned Parenthood.
"This would be putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department," said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Meanwhile, in the latest healthcare bill draft, Republicans once again promised to defund the healthcare provider — despite its essential services that aid one in five women.
"Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
Under the Congressional Review Act, both the House and Senate had passed a resolution killing Obama's regulation that had protected federal grants for clinics in states wanting to block the funding.
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