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House Letter to Defund Planned Parenthood

Dear Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Whip Scalise:

It is with great urgency that we write concerning Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

We are deeply disturbed at recent reports that Planned Parenthood has been selling the tissue of unborn babies for profit. As firm believers in the sanctity of life, beginning at conception, we are horrified at these reports. It is imperative that Congress do everything within its power to investigate these reports and take immediate action to stop them.

In the meantime, we must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood. Please know that we cannot and will not support any funding resolution – an appropriations bill, an omnibus package, a continuing resolution, or otherwise – that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, including mandatory funding streams.

In addition, we think that it would be helpful to all House Republicans to have a special conference at the earliest possible date to discuss how best to address these atrocities.

These activities by Planned Parenthood cannot go unanswered by Congress. We look forward to your response and prompt attention in this matter.

Respectfully,

The lawmakers below have added their names to the effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

Title First Name Last Name Party State
Rep. Mick Mulvaney R SC
Rep. Jim Jordan R OH
Rep. John Fleming R LA
Rep. Raúl Labrador R ID
Rep. Matt Salmon R AZ
Rep. Tim Huelskamp R KS
Rep. Jeff Duncan R SC
Rep. Thomas Massie R KY
Rep. Trey Gowdy R SC
Rep. Walter Jones R NC
Rep. Curt Clawson R FL
Rep. Jim Bridenstine R OK
Rep. Keith Rothfus R PA
Rep. Randy Weber R TX
Rep. Scott Perry R PA
Rep. Steven Pearce R NM
Rep. Trent Franks R AZ
Rep. Louie Gohmert R TX
Rep. Ted Yoho R FL
Rep. Jody Hice R GA
Rep. David Rouzer R NC
Rep. Dave Brat R VA
Rep. Mark Meadows R NC
Rep. Scott DesJarlais R TN
Rep. Mark Walker R NC
Rep. Brian Babin R TX
Rep. David Schweikert R AZ
Rep. Trent Kelly R MS
Rep. Ken Buck R CO
Rep. Jimmy Duncan R TN
Rep. Blake Farenthold R TX
Rep. John Ratcliffe R TX
Rep. Barry Loudermilk R GA
Rep. Richard Hudson R NC
Rep. Justin Amash R MI
Rep. Kenny Marchant R TX
Rep. Gary Palmer R AL
Rep. Mark Sanford R SC

 

Senate Letter to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader, U.S. Senate
Capitol Building
Washington D.C. 20004

In light of recent and horrific revelations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal tissue and body parts from abortions, we urge you not to schedule or facilitate the consideration of any legislation that authorizes or appropriates federal dollars for Planned Parenthood.

The callous view that those in the abortion industry, like Planned Parenthood, take toward women and unborn children is an affront to natural rights and human decency. Whether or not one accepts the view of our President that abortions should be legal and widely available at any stage of pregnancy, we should all be able to unite around our President’s stated understanding of the “tradition in this town, historically, of not financing abortions as part of government-funded health care.”

Yet still, Planned Parenthood receives billions of dollars from government sources, and according to its own annual report, abortions accounted for 94 percent of its pregnancy-related services. Community health centers, charities, state health departments and other government entities all provide women’s health services without abortions. These community centers outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities almost 14 to one across the country, offering better access to real health care as opposed to what Planned Parenthood purports to offer.

The American people should no longer be forced to fund the abortion industry; therefore we will oppose any government funding legislation that would authorize or provide federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

Sincerely,

Title First Name Last Name Party State
Sen. Ted Cruz* R TX
Sen. David Vitter* R LA

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