U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference December 6, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The lawmaker unveiled bipartisan legislation to help prevent sexual harassment.
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New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand fired back Friday morning against the Trump administration’s proposal to institute a rule that could strip funds from Planned Parenthood, saying Americans should be angry over the changes.

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day,” Gillibrand reacted to the news that the Trump administration plans to propose a new rule Friday that would bar abortions at facilities from receiving federal family planning funds, according to two people familiar with the plans – a move aimed squarely at Planned Parenthood, which accepts some federal money for non-abortion services.

“I think this is an issue that should enrage the American public, particularly women, because it’s an attack on them,” Gillibrand said. “I don’t know why members of Congress think it’s their job to tell women what to do with their health care.”

This newly proposed rule has long been sought by conservatives. This step would take the administration’s push to curtail abortions further. There are already laws in place that prevent federal money from directly funding abortions, but groups like Planned Parenthood still accept federal dollars for services like annual screenings and checkups.

Gillibrand has been a