This blog post appeared on Redstate on February 18th.
Defunding Planned Parenthood is a Non-Negotiable
Posted by Marjorie Dannenfelser
Just moments ago, the House passed the Pence Amendment, which strips Planned Parenthood of all federal funding in the Continuing Resolution, by a vote of 240 to 185.
RedState readers already know that the final composition of the Continuing Resolution will be determined after a contentious showdown between the House, Senate, and White House.
Let me very clear: ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood in this bill is a non-negotiable. It must be a top priority in the Continuing Resolution battle.
Taxpayers have strongly rejected their complicity in the sex trafficking of underage girls. Our pro-life leaders in the Senate need to take up this fight and our House leadership must hold its ground.
Americans have spoken and the time to defund Planned Parenthood, a habitual and unapologetic ally of those who deal in the exploitation of minors, is now. This is a black and white issue and we must accept nothing less than the total defunding of Planned Parenthood in the Continuing Resolution.