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Latta on Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Washington, September 18, 2015 | Dan Alfaro (202-225-6405)

Congressman Bob Latta issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 3134 – the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, and H.R. 3504 – the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

“Today the House acted to protect the life of the unborn by voting to defund Planned Parenthood.  The abhorrent videos that have connected Planned Parenthood to allegations of trafficking fetal body parts have shown a callous disrespect for innocent life.  The Defund Planned Parenthood Act removes federal funding for the organization while Congress completes its investigations into these implications. Additionally, the bill further supports women’s health by providing $235 million for community health centers that do not perform abortions.

Both pieces of legislation passed today ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent with integrity, and reaffirms a commitment to acting against infanticide.

Nearly $500 million dollars in federal funding goes to Planned Parenthood. This cannot continue. There are over 9,000 community health centers across the country providing a full range of services to millions of American women, including 280 better health care alternatives in Ohio. None of these centers carry the moral and ethical challenges Planned Parenthood presents.

Every unborn life is sacred, and I will continue working to enact policies that ensure their protection.“



House Investigation into Planned Parenthood (LINK)

Energy and Commerce Committee: Investigation into Planned Parenthood Abortion Practices (LINK)

Letter to Department of Justice requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood regarding the sale of fetal body parts: (LINK)

Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking that the Department of Justice appoint an independent counsel to investigate the actions of Planned Parenthood: (LINK)

Latta Cosponsors H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Act, which prevents abortions at 20 weeks – the time in which an unborn child can feel pain: (LINK)

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