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November 16, 2016

VP-elect Pence could play major role in defunding PP

Pro-Life VP elect Mike Pence and his wife
Pro-Life VP elect Mike Pence and his wife
During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump stood firm on defunding Planned Parenthood, but said he would only support stripping the funds if the nation's largest abortion-provider refuses to stop doing abortions. A fight over the funding is expected in Congress – but American Life League is hopeful that with Mike Pence as his vice president, Trump might be convinced to defund regardless.

"[Pence] was the guy who single-handedly in 2007 wrote the first amendment to a bill in Congress that specifically named Planned Parenthood and tried to take all the money away from them," explains ALL spokesman Jim Sedlak. "So Mike Pence is an absolute opponent of Planned Parenthood – and we're hoping that he will have an influence on Mr. Trump."

Pence told a reporter in 2007:

"If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions. As long as they aspire to do that, I’ll be after them."

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