Saturday, July 18, 2009

Congressman Pushes to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence says $350 million from government sources across America is too much money going to Planned Parenthood. He wants the federal government to mirror the trends in states like Tennessee, Texas, and even in California by offering an amendment to the appropriations bill that funds the Department of Health and Human Services.

UPDATE 7/24/09: House votes 247-183 against Pence amendment

-- From "Congressman to Offer Amendment to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz" by Steven Ertelt, Editor 7/17/09

The amendment would stop HHS’ Family Planning funding (Title X) from going to Planned Parenthood.

The Pence amendment says “None of the funds made available under this Act shall be available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under Title X of the Public Health Services Act.”

The amendment does not cut any funding from the family planning program but ensures none of the money goes to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

While the majority of Americans who are pro-life likely support such an amendment, members of the House of Representatives may not get an opportunity to vote on it.

Pence will offer the amendment next week in the House Rules Committee, which has already repeatedly voted to prevent pro-life amendments stopping the direct taxpayer funding of abortions that President Barack Obama wanted in the District of Columbia and overseas.

[Thursday], Democratic leaders manipulated a vote on rules that prevented consideration of an amendment to stop tax-funded abortions in the nation's capital.

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