Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) has introduced her first bill of 2023 —and it’s a doozy.

According to a report from Fox News, Boebert is looking to put a one-year moratorium on federal funds going to Planned Parenthood; annual taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood facilities in 2022 exceeded $633 million.

“The nation’s largest abortion provider has no business receiving taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood claims these funds go to healthcare for women, but last year, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions while also reducing the number of well-woman exams and breast cancer screenings it performed,” Boebert said of the bill.

“The legislation redirects funding from Planned Parenthood facilities to ‘Federally Qualified Health Centers’ that provide health care services such as pap smears, cancer screenings, and prenatal care,” Fox reports.

“Instead of funding Planned Parenthood, my bill will redirect this funding to community health centers that focus on healthy women, not killing babies,” she added.

Boebert shared the story on Twitter: “I’ve introduced my first bill of the 118th Congress. It would defund Planned Parenthood. We need to protect the sanctity of life in this country. To all those marching at the March For Life, let’s rally behind this bill and get it done!”

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