Saturday, February 20, 2010

Congressman Pence Wants To Stop Funding Planned Parenthood

It is good to see that at least one Republican has the guts to take a stand against an organization like Planned Parenthood. From CNS News:
"In a speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) earned a standing ovation when he said the United States has a moral obligation to the unborn, and that the time has come to stop funding Planned Parenthood with money from pro-life American taxpayers.

“The largest abortion provider in America should not be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title 10,” Pence said. “The time has come to defund any and all funding to Planned Parenthood of America.”

The moment came near the end of Pence’s remarks after he claimed that President Barack Obama and his administration are “managing the decline of America,” rather than reversing that decline.

“And finally, to reverse American decline we should recognize that our present crisis is not merely economic and political, but moral in nature,” Pence said. “We must win back America for the fundamental traditional values of the American people: the sanctity of life, and the sanctity of marriage..."
Planned Parenthood could easily be funded by all the wealthy pro-abortion absolutists out there instead of taking our tax dollars. Expect a nasty fight if the Republicans as a whole have enough guts to get serious about this.