President Trump says Planned Parenthood funding is now a states issue

This July 24, 2015, file photo shows a sign at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

President Donald Trump has signed legislation that lets states withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

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Trump's action erases a rule that was finalized shortly before President Barack Obama left office in January. It's the latest Obama-era regulation that Trump's overturned.

Trump signed the measure Thursday behind closed doors in the Oval Office.

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The measure narrowly cleared the Senate last month. It took votes by an ailing Republican senator who was recovering from back surgery, and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence - serving as president of the Senate.

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