ng the rights of the unborn," Congressman Long said in a prepared statement. "Taxpayer dollars should not support organizations that show such a flagrant disregard for human life."
Congresswoman Hartzler spoke on the House floor in support of Representative Pence's proposal. "Planned Parenthood isn't about health, it's about profit. They have a record of preferring abortion over the truth." Planned Parenthood's profits are such that they can pay their President, Cecile Richards, nearly $400,000 a year.
Congressional efforts to zero out federal funding of Planned Parenthood comes at a time when the abortion provider has launched a major national expansion program. Lisa David, senior vice-president of Planned Parenthood, recently confirmed that the organization is now mandating that every one of its affiliates must operate an abortion clinic by the year 2013. Pro-life leader Jill Stanek has called the initiative "a major power play to wipe out independent abortion mills."
The victory on Planned Parenthood funding wasn't the only good news coming out of the continuing resolution adopted by the House of Representatives. The House also reinstated the Mexico City policy implemented by President Reagan, which prohibits the disbursement of international "family planning" dollars to organizations which promote or perform abortions. The House also removed all funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which has supported China's dastardly one-child-only forced abortion program.
Prospects for success of these pro-life provisions in the Senate are not good, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will rally fellow Senators in support of Planned Parenthood. President Obama has already promised to veto the House proposal. Yet the President can't force spending into an appropriations bill. The House is in a commanding position to derail the federal gravy train that has enriched Planned Parenthood over the years.
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