Last week the US House of Representatives did something that has been a long time in coming: they passed the Pence Amendment as part of a federal spending bill which includes a provision to cut taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is notorious for its radical support of child killing in the womb (i.e., abortion). In fact, PP has slaughtered over 4 million preborn babies and kills 5,871 innocent human beings every week.
Here is how Rep. Pence introduced the legislation to de-fund PP:
Is it any surprise the pro-abortion extremists are now targeting Pence's provision and demanding that taxpayers fund one of the world's most prolific abortion providers? Their method is to misrepresent the Amendment as blocking funding for organizations and activities, such as Title X, and pretend it isn't about cutting taxpayer dollars to a notorious abortion provider. Yes, this is misrepresentation, exaggeration and fear mongering.
Here's Rep. Pence's response:
First, the Pence Amendment does not cut any funding for women's health services under Title X. It would simply block those funds already in the bill from subsidizing America's largest abortion provider.
In fact, it has never been my ambition to reduce funding for Title X services. I applaud the important work done at Title X clinics, such as pregnancy diagnosis, breast cancer screening and HIV testing. I support young women getting the access to care they need and deserve. My legislation would help protect women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies by ensuring they receive access to unbiased and compassionate health services.
Second, critics have asserted that if Planned Parenthood is denied funding there would be no other organizations available to provide these services to women in our larger cities. This too is incorrect.
There are literally thousands of clinics across the country -- other than Planned Parenthood -- that receive federal funding and offer access to health care for low-income women and families.
In Indiana, for instance, some of these clinics include: Open Door clinics in both Anderson and Muncie; Lafayette Street Clinic in Fort Wayne; Women's Urgent Visit Center in Indianapolis, and Tri-Cap Family Health Services in Evansville. Around the country, clinics from Maine to Florida and New Mexico to Washington serve the needs of women, such as the Augusta Family Planning Clinic, the Children's Hospital Adolescent Clinic, the Lake Worth Teen Time Clinic, Healthcare for the Homeless, and the Forks Women's Clinic -- just to name a few.
The passage of the Pence Amendment was a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life, and I am hopeful our colleagues in the Senate will join us in ending federal funding for Planned Parenthood once and for all.
Those speaking out against the Pence Amendment need to listen to this video one more time and ask whether or not taxpayers should be funding this type of "service".