May 2, 2017

Republicans compromise: Congress’ budget won’t defund Planned Parenthood

If Abortion is not the business of the government, why are taxpayers funding it?
Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed on an omnibus budget deal that funds Planned Parenthood through September and will likely vote on it this week. By reaching a deal, they prevented a temporary government shutdown.

"It’s beyond frustrating that Congress is poised to pass a government funding bill that continues to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor and the subject of over a dozen criminal referrals from committees in both the House and Senate," said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. "The Republican Party is the only party with an anti-abortion platform and whose candidates ran specifically on the promise to defund Planned Parenthood, yet, here we are, watching them pass a bill that funds Planned Parenthood even though they control the House, Senate, and White House."

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