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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, the House of Representatives approved a moratorium on federal taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and redirects those funds to the more than 13,000 health clinics that provide a broader range of medical services. The House also approved the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which guarantees that babies who survive an abortion would get the same hospital care that any other preemie would.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
“We thank the bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives for removing taxpayer funding to this scandal ridden organization and redirecting those funds to the thousands of full-spectrum health clinics. The next step is to add this measure to the short-term budget resolution that forces the Senate to vote again on redirecting tax dollars away from Planned Parenthood.
“The strong House majority vote reflects the significance and gravity of this moment. As a nation, we are without excuse in what we have facilitated with our funding of Planned Parenthood's inhumane treatment of mothers and their unborn children. As late as 24 weeks, we now know Planned Parenthood will perform an abortion and sell the parts of the baby.
“The organ harvesting and possible partial or full delivery of live babies for their organs has shocked the American people. I applaud the House for approving the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to ensure babies who are fully born are treated with the equal care given to preemie babies born in hospitals.
“A vote for Planned Parenthood is a vote for inhumanity. The flow of money from taxpayers to this organization must end,” concluded Perkins.