House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice

We knew that you would respond.  In less than one week, nearly 55,000 of you signed on to our petition urging the House to defund Planned Parenthood.

And that’s exactly what happened with the House passing a critical amendment by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Indiana).

There’s no better place to begin the budget cutting process, than putting a stop to funding Planned Parenthood.

It’s stunning that Planned Parenthood receives more than $360 million dollars a year in federal taxpayer funds. According to its own filings, Planned Parenthood reported more than 330,000 abortions in 2009 alone, a number that continues to climb.  By receiving this windfall of federal funds, Planned Parenthood is able to free-up other resources enabling them to continue to promote and expand their pro-abortion agenda.

The approval of the Pence Amendment in the House is long overdue and sends a strong message – American taxpayers are no longer willing to subsidize the nation’s largest abortion provider.  In just a matter of days, nearly 55,000 of you expressed your concern and urged the House to defund Planned Parenthood.

We will continue to keep you posted on this effort as it moves its way through Congress. At the same time, there are numerous other pro-life measures being considered in Congress.  Our legislative affairs team is working on those measures, too.

At the same time, we’re in federal court in California pursuing a massive fraud case against Planned Parenthood affiliates in that state.  As you may recall, we’re representing a former Planned Parenthood executive who alleges the organization overbilled the federal and state government by millions of dollars.

We will continue to work legislatively and legally to protect human life.  Thanks for standing with us in having your voice heard today in this important House vote.

Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.