Planned Parenthood has been masquerading as a type of health care for far too many years. In fact, they are the largest organized coalition of legalized murder mills of unborn children in the entire country. There have been efforts made in the past to cut off Federal funding that has been subsidizing their operation for years but to no avail.
A few days ago Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) brought a new bill to the table that renews the effort to defund them. I agree with her premise that taxpayers should NOT be on the hook for abortion.
More from Townhall:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced a bill in the House Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The bill would “place a one-year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”
“Taxpayers should not have to pay for Planned Parenthood’s abortion industry,” Hartzler said in a statement announcing the legislation. “Abortion is not healthcare, yet it is the foundation of Planned Parenthood’s mission.”
Planned Parenthood’s new president Leana Wen confirmed that abortion was the group’s “core mission” earlier this week after she took issue with the way a Buzzfeed headline portrayed the group’s focus as “nonabortion services.”
Hartzler pointed out that “in its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood boasts performing more than 321,000 abortions while receiving over half a billion dollars a year from the taxpayer. These staggering numbers represent the lives of children who no longer are with us, and Americans are forced to support it.”
Her bill would also provide $235 million to community health centers across the nation.
“Community Health Centers are more numerous than Planned Parenthood clinics and unlike abortion providers, offer comprehensive healthcare to women and their babies,” she said.
“We should be investing in women’s healthcare, not abortion,” Hartzler concluded. “This legislation will help ensure that the American taxpayer supports efforts to improve the health and well-being of women and their babies by increasing funds for health centers that share this very important goal.”
Planned Parenthood received $543.7 million in taxpayer funds in 2016-2017, according to their latest annual report.
Due to the Democratic control of the House, Rep. Hartzler’s bill is unlikely to make any headway. House Democrats have already attempted to expand taxpayer-funded abortion overseas in the funding bill they recently passed in an attempt to re-open the government.
Republicans have struggled to pass legislation defunding the abortion giant. The Republican-controlled House passed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in the past Congress but those efforts fell short in the more closely-divided Senate.
It’s almost enough to boggle the mind how twisted the minds of left-of-insanity Democrats must be to consider abortion a simple medical procedure that is an acceptable method of “birth control”. It’s far more serious than that. Due to the marvels of modern medicine, we know now that there is an actual “spark” of life that can be seen in the womb at the instant of conception, and that from that second forward it is a living being formed that we believe has an eternal destiny.
Since the Democrats are in control of the House for now, as this report says the bill will likely go nowhere, but I applaud Rep. Hartzler’s effort for putting it out there. I hope she keeps the basics of the bill intact so the attempts can be repeated if it doesn’t go anywhere for now.
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