Monday, January 10, 2011

Legislation Introduced to Deny Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood

Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana has introduced H.R. 217 “The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act” which would block funds to organizations that perform abortions.  In his press release he stated,

“It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad.

"Last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts.  During that same time, they performed an unprecedented 324,008 abortions.

“The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.

“The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will prevent any family planning funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions.  It will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars.

"I am grateful for the support of more than 122 original co-sponsors of this important legislation and look forward to voting to enact the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.”

Three congressmen from Wisconsin are among those who are co-sponsors of H.R. 217.  They include:  Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble. 

You may contact your Wisconsin Congressmen with your views on this legislation as follows:

Paul Ryan                    (202) 225-3031
Tammy Baldwin         (202) 225-2906
Ron Kind                    (202) 225-5506
Gwen Moore               (202) 225-4572
James Sensenbrenner(202) 225-5101
Tom Petri                    (202) 225-2476
Sean Duffy                  (202) 225-3365
Reid Ribble                 (202) 225-5665