Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015
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Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Signs Letter Along with Scores of Groups Urging Congress to Remove Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council President Tony Perkins signed a letter last week with other prominent national conservative leaders urging House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to hold a vote in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood on must-pass legislation. The letter reflects the view of millions of Americans asking Congress to defund or enact a moratorium on funding of an organization that engages in unethical and possibly illegal abortions and profiting on aborted babies’ organs.

The letter reads in part:

“We, the undersigned, representing millions of Americans, write to you to express our deep concern and horror over the recent revelations that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is engaged in unethical and possibly illegal abortion practices connected to the trafficking of unborn children’s organs. We urge you to move legislation to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood, or at the very least, a moratorium on funding PPFA, and attach such a measure to must-pass legislation in September in order to help guarantee the Senate votes again to defund this abortion giant. The Senate bi-partisan vote that received over a majority of Senators was the first step in Congress’s attempt to address federal complicity in Planned Parenthood’s abort-for-organs campaign. As soon as Congress returns from August recess, the House can and must act to send a defunding measure back to the Senate while the exposure of these atrocities continue to shock the American conscience and build momentum to stop federal complicity in this organization’s inhumane practices.

“Taxpayer dollars would be much better spent at more comprehensive health care centers that do not profit off of abortion and trafficking in hearts, lungs, and livers. Money currently being granted to PPFA through the various funding streams should be stopped and made available instead to health centers that actually care about women and unborn children, and are able to provide more comprehensive health services for women.

“We will support such must-pass legislation if it contains a provision to defund Planned Parenthood. It is time for America to wash its hands of the blood money we offer to PPFA year after year,” the letter concludes.

The letter can be found here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15I23.pdf

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