Pro-life Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) has drafted an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood.
Pence’s amendment is attached to a Department of Health and Human Services funding bill that, in part, throws federal tax dollars Planned Parenthood’s way. Justin Aquila of the Susan B. Anthony List tells OneNewsNow the abortion provider receives a sizeable part of the appropriation.
“In the past two years, Planned Parenthood has received $350 million [in taxpayer funding],” he notes.
That taxpayer support goes to a non-profit organization that reports a sizeable profit each year, generates annual revenues in excess of one billion dollars (according to its most recent annual report), and performs many of the abortions done in the U.S. Aquila points to the abortion figures for last year.
“[They performed] 290,000 abortions, which is 25,000 more than the previous year — and approximately one in every five abortions occurs at a Planned Parenthood facility,” he adds.
People can encourage their elected representatives to vote for the amendment by going to the Susan B. Anthony website. “To flood the House all week would be great,” says the pro-life activist.
Otherwise, notes the pro-life group, Congress will continue to “pump millions of your tax dollars” into the abortion industry each year. Surveys have indicated the public does not want their taxes used to fund abortions.
I wonder how the Democrats will vote on this one.