Trump Nominee for Office of Management and Budget Pro-Life, Tried Defunding Planned Parenthood

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by Richard Ducayne  •  •  December 21, 2016   

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NEW YORK ( - President-elect Donald Trump's recent pick for the head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has a history of trying to defund Planned Parenthood.

Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, was nominated by Trump on December 17 to the OMB and implied he had high expectations.

"We are going to do great things for the American people with Mick Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget," said Trump in a statement on the presidential transition website.

"With Mick at the head of OMB, my administration is going to make smart choices about America's budget, bring new accountability to our federal government, and renew the American taxpayer's trust in how their money is spent."

According to the White House's official website, the job of the head of the OMB is to "assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal Budget and supervising its administration of Executive Branch agencies."

The organization he helped found, the House Freedom Caucus, is known for being pro-life. Mulvaney helped lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015 by passing around a letter, signed by 38 representatives, to encourage congressional leaders to defund the abortion giant.

Mulvaney is also a member of the Pro-Life Caucus and explains his pro-life position on his website. He has co-sponsored the"Personhood" measure that would have banned abortion and many types of contraceptives.

He also supported the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would have banned health-care providers from getting federal money if they perform abortions.

The House Freedom Caucus recently released a list of the things they hope Trump to accomplish during the first 100 days of his presidency. Goals they include are to revoke Title X clarification on "family planning" and to get rid of the Title IX protections for transgenders.


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