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In February, the U.S. House passed an amendment to a budget appropriations bill that would strip Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion provider — of all federal (taxpayer) funds. The vote was passed by a vote of 240-185. The amendment came in the wake of yet another scandal in which a Planned Parenthood clinic director was taped offering to provide abortions to underage prostitutes.
On Wednesday March 9th, the U.S. Senate voted down this bill by a vote of 44 to 56. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin voted against the bill while Senator Mark Kirk voted in favor of defunding. The National Right to Life committee is working with lawmakers to leave the amendment intact in future appropriations bills that come before the Senate.
While Planned Parenthood’s president is hobnobbing at the White House, her organization is breaking abortion records. As proud as Cecile Richards is of her operation, I doubt she bragged to anyone at the International Women’s Day party that her clinics just reached a grisly milestone:five million abortions in 40 years! Pro-life advocate Jill Stanek reports that the American Life League, which collected all of the reports, puts the exact figure is somewhere around 5,320,095. Of course, since there’s no uniform reporting requirement, Planned Parenthood is probably low-balling the numbers.
U.S. tax dollars continue to pour into Planned Parenthood facilities that don’t save lives but end them.
The newest effort by Planned Parenthood to preserve their tax-payer support is the college campaign “I Have Sex” (**WARNING! Linked video and posted comments is offensive), which is sure to delight the heart of every hard working parent who sends little Johnnie & Janie off to university for an “education.”
The effort to defund Planned Parenthood is being pushed at both the state and the Federal level and is far from over.
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