This is hard to believe. Especially after we all saw those horrid baby-parts-peddling videos exposing Planned Parenthood for what it really is. The following letter was sent to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell:
The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader, U.S. Senate
Washington D.C. 20004
In light of recent and horrific revelations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal tissue and body parts from abortions, we urge you not to schedule or facilitate the consideration of any legislation that authorizes or appropriates federal dollars for Planned Parenthood.
The callous view that those in the abortion industry, like Planned Parenthood, take toward women and unborn children is an affront to natural rights and human decency. Whether or not one accepts the view of our President that abortions should be legal and widely available at any stage of pregnancy, we should all be able to unite around our President’s stated understanding of the “tradition in this town, historically, of not financing abortions as part of government-funded health care.”
Yet still, Planned Parenthood receives billions of dollars from government sources, and according to its own annual report, abortions accounted for 94 percent of its pregnancy-related services. Community health centers, charities, state health departments and other government entities all provide women’s health services without abortions. These community centers outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities almost 14 to one across the country, offering better access to real health care as opposed to what Planned Parenthood purports to offer.
The American people should no longer be forced to fund the abortion industry; therefore we will oppose any government funding legislation that would authorize or provide federal funds for Planned Parenthood.
Now, take a guess at how many members of the REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED U.S. Senate signed their names to this letter. Go ahead.
The answer? TWO. David Vitter (R) of Louisiana and Ted Cruz (R) of Texas. (No Thom Tillis or Richard Burr. No Tim Scott or Lindsey Graham.)