Skip to comments.Republicans launch new effort to defund Planned Parenthood in spending plan (Good!)
Posted on 02/09/2011 3:22:43 PM PST by jazusamo
In a new Republican effort to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, a new spending proposal announced Wednesday would strip away all Title X family planning funds for low-income individuals.
The seven-month continuing resolution offered by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) would remove all $327 million from the Title X program as the GOP pushes a bill that would block such funding to Planned Parenthood and other groups that offer abortion services.
Title X funds cannot be used for abortion, but the House GOP is trying to choke off funding to groups that provide them as part of their "Pledge to America" promise to eliminate federal funding of abortion.
More than 4,500 health centers receive Title X funding, and they also provide non-abortion-related services, such as birth control and cancer screenings.
Republicans in recent weeks have been stepping up their attacks on Planned Parenthood. They are seizing on new videos that claim to show Planned Parenthood workers giving advice on how to obtain abortions for underage girls and circumvent sex crime laws. Planned Parenthood said the undercover tapes were highly edited, but the group fired an employee that appeared in one of the videos.
"Every American should be shocked that an employee of the largest recipient of federal funds under Title X has been recorded aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who's sponsoring the Title X bill.
Other abortion rights groups slammed the Appropriations Committee proposal Wednesday afternoon.
The new anti-choice House leadership now wants to take away birth control and cancer screenings from millions of American women and men, said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. While these politicians attack abortion coverage from every angle, they now want to deny funding for birth control, even though thats the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Americans will not stand for this blatant hypocrisy.
Cut off all public funds then investigate them as a criminal enterprise and prosecute them. Move next to the ACLU & NPR.
Heat it up and burn ‘em down!
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson, 1779.
Absolutely, none of them deserve public funds.
Your guess is as good as mine, the funds and Title X shouldn’t exist, IMO.
Tell that to the 40 million aborted babies. I can understand the "preventive" part (it "prevents" them from being born), but the "lifesaving" part?
Everyone that I know that is for abortion has already been born. A woman’s womb is the most dangerous place in America today. OSHA, a federal agency, was instituted to protect American workers from workplace accidents that sometimes result in death. There is no federal agency assigned to protect a fetus from the intentional death of an abortion.
God will not bless a nation that refuses to protect its unborn from murder.
Obviously saving the life from poverty and abuse. Nevermind a Supreme Court Justice was born poor and was raised by his grandparents, but then again all leftists and Anita Hill wish he were aborted.