Family Research Council Commends House Leadership for Pulling Susan G. Komen Funding Bill, Urges Investigation into Planned Parenthood

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --   This afternoon the House Republican leadership cancelled a vote scheduled today on H.R. 2722, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, a measure that would have poured up to $4,750,000 into the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a major donor to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider.   The bill was pulled the same day news surfaced that Planned Parenthood is engaged in fetus farming.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

 “The House Republican leadership acted responsibly by pulling this measure, which would likely have funneled more money to Planned Parenthood, an organization that is the focus of yet another horrific scandal. 

 “It is past time for the federal government to stop funding Planned Parenthood, an organization that has provided cover for sex traffickers, engaged in gender targeting, and is known for dirty, bloody clinics.  An explosive report released today shows Planned parenthood is involved in fetus farming and is possibly violating the partial birth abortion ban.  Congress must investigate these charges to ensure that unborn babies are not being aborted to harvest their organs and body parts.

 “This bill’s goals are well-intended, but the results will only fund the nation’s largest provider of abortions. There are better ways to fund cancer research that don’t  involve Planned Parenthood,” concluded Perkins.