President Donald Trump blasted the House on Thursday for failing to pass his latest anti-abortion legislation, and he slammed Congress for failing in its duty to pass the bill.
Trump tweeted that the Senate passed a watered-down version of the legislation Thursday.
“Democrats, who have no respect for women, must go and give these bills a vote in the Senate.
This is not about abortion,” he said.
“This is about defunding Planned Parenthood, which has a huge financial interest in the death of millions of babies.”
Trump tweeted later, “I would be disappointed if the Senate fails to pass this bill.
It’s about Planned Parenthood and the death and destruction it causes.
It must be defeated.”
He said the bill “will be devastating to millions of innocent women and children” and that “abortion is murder.”
He also slammed Senate Republicans for failing on their commitment to pass a bill that he said “is a huge, massive, massive tax cut for corporations.”
Trump’s tweet came as the Senate voted to begin debate on his latest bill.
The measure would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood in 2026, which is the largest abortion provider in the country.
The bill would also provide funds to the states for Planned PP’s abortion services.
Democrats and abortion rights groups have argued that the funding cuts would have a devastating impact on the health of women and the economy, which would hurt the economy and increase the need for abortions.
Senate Democrats had a slim 52-48 majority in the chamber.
The legislation would cut funding for PP by about half and eliminate federal funding to Planned Parenthood for two years.
The House of Representatives voted on a similar bill Thursday.
Republicans, on the other hand, passed a $7.2 billion bill Thursday that would keep Planned Parenthood’s funding for two more years.
That bill was blocked by the Senate after a two-day filibuster over the weekend.