House votes to pass bill prohibiting federal funds for abortion services
Planned Parenthood protesters (Shutterstock, Rena Schild)

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would permanently ban federal funds for abortion services. The measure was approved one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, which prohibits taxpayer funds for NGOs from providing or promoting abortion overseas.

The legislation was written by Republican Rep. Chris Smith and prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion services. The bill passed 238-183, with three democrats joining the Republicans.

The bill allows exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or life in danger.