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Turn off the Faucet of Federal Dollars!

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In today’s world of reality TV and virtual video games there is very little that seems to shock the senses of Americans, so when something does, you know it has to be significant.

The recent Planned Parenthood exposé videos appear to have startled many Americans out of their emotional insensibilities, leaving them wondering what kind of society we’ve become as so-called medical professionals casually negotiate the price of baby body parts over lunch. Most Americans would agree, scavenging baby body parts is inexcusable and morally reprehensible. And it should not be underwritten with our tax dollars.

That is why we immediately called on Congress to pass a moratorium of funding for the billion dollar abortion giant. Thousands of you have added your names to the petition calling on Congress to take this immediate step. We also sent a coalition letter today to House Leadership and the Chairmen of the Oversight and Government Reform and Energy and Commerce Committees, with over 40 signatures from other organizations equally outraged over these alleged atrocities.

Congress is listening! Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) have introduced legislation (H.R. 3134, S. 1836) that would do just that — prevent federal money from going to PPFA for one year from the date of enactment, giving Congress time to do in-depth investigations into PPFA’s alleged violations of the law.

As Rep. Black said, “The one-sided relationship between Planned Parenthood’s ever-growing bank account and American taxpayers must be severed.”

Your tax dollars and mine would be much better spent going to reputable health care centers rather than funding this scandalized billion dollar abortion business that not only ends human life but scavenges them for parts.

Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry couldn’t agree more.

As I interviewed Governor Perry for this weekend’s edition of the Washington Watch radio program, I asked him if a moratorium was a proper response and call to action. Governor Perry replied firmly, “Absolutely.” He said the allegations are such that it should be easy to find Democratic support for this moratorium as well.

If not, he would ask them, “Where is your common decency? Where is your understanding of right and wrong? Where is your morality?”

Senator Lankford agrees: “This is a sensitive topic for many and I am aware our nation is divided on the issue of abortion, but it is common sense that we shouldn’t force taxpayers to assist the harvesting of human organs.”

Indeed, common sense and common decency seem to be missing at Planned Parenthood, as well as at the corporations who willingly give their dollars to PPFA. The dramatic disconnect between America’s laws protecting against cruelty to animals and the silence on cruelty to unborn children is astounding. The irony is not lost on Erick Erickson who wrote satirically about the companies who subsidize Planned Parenthood in their unethical, inhumane treatment of mothers and babies.

Investigations are beginning at both the state and federal levels. America is sickened by the revelations about Planned Parenthood, while bracing for more exposé videos. It’s time for Congress to act by passing Rep. Black’s and Senator Lankford’s bills to withhold our money from subsidizing Planned Parenthood.



 

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