US Senate passes bill that defunds Planned Parenthood


Thursday, December 03, 2015

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding the U.S. Senate’s historic passage Thursday of a budget reconciliation bill that includes a provision terminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood:

“The Senate is right to recognize that taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business. Americans shouldn’t be forced to give their money to Planned Parenthood, which has a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, not to mention that it has also been caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts and has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls. That tax money should be redirected to trustworthy health care providers.” (#DefundPP)

The bill now goes to the House, where it is expected to pass and then be sent to the president’s desk.
 
  • Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)

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