EAST TENNESSEE, January 19, 2018– On Friday, President Donald Trump cleared the path for State Rep. Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City) to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in Tennessee by rescinding federal guidelines that sought to protect their taxpayer funds. Matlock announced the planned legislation earlier this week.
“It’s a huge win for Tennessee taxpayers who believe in the sanctity of life,” said Matlock. “For years, I’ve been fighting to defund Planned Parenthood. Today, President Trump gave us a huge boost in this fight. For that, I’m incredibly grateful.”
Matlock just received the first major endorsement in the race for United States Congress from the nation’s top conservative family values, religious liberty and pro-life group, Family Research Council Action PAC.
“I will stand for the sanctity of life, religious freedom, and family values in Washington and look forward to working to defund Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest provider of abortions – both in Tennessee and in Washington,” said Matlock in response to the endorsement. “This is a clear sign of momentum in the new year as conservatives move toward our campaign.”
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