Thursday, June 12, 2008

Some in Congress Favor Planned Parenthood over U.S. Armed Forces

The Senate Appropriations Committee has added an amendment to the 2008 War Supplemental Bill (H.R. 2642) that pro-life advocates say would benefit the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

Illinois residents, E-mail your congressman (click here) -- Vote NO on this amendment, but YES to funding our troops

-- From "Planned Parenthood Could Profit From War Funding Bill" by Michael Gryboski, Correspondent 6/12/08

The measure would once again allow Planned Parenthood clinics and university health centers to receive drugs at discounted prices, according to Wendy Wright, president of the pro-life group Concerned Women for America.

"Planned Parenthood already has a massive markup on its drugs," Wright told Cybercast News Service. "They get them at a severely reduced price as it is, and then they turn around and sell them for a rather high price to their clients."

She pointed out that the provision would enable clinics to buy drugs, such as birth control pills and the morning after pill Plan B, at a discount.

In 2005, as part of the Deficit Reduction Act, Congress made university health clinics and clinics that dispense birth control and abortion drugs ineligible to receive discounts on drugs provided under the Public Health Service Act. If enacted, the amendment would overrule that law (Public Law 109-171), virtually guaranteeing Planned Parenthood clinics would get discounts on drugs.

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