Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action president Lila Rose called on President Donald Trump and pro-life members of Congress to fulfill their campaign promises to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayers dollars before the U.S. House is turned over to a pro-abortion majority in January. Live Action sent a letter to the White House last week and met with White House officials yesterday reminding the administration of the reasons to defund Planned Parenthood.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“This administration has delivered on several of its pro-life campaign promises. One of the president’s most important campaign pledges was to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood of the over $500 million taxpayers are forced to give it annually. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S. and while receiving taxpayer funds, daily profits from the deaths of 900 preborn children killed in its facilities. The corporation is currently under DOJ investigation for the sale of aborted baby body parts, and regularly lobbies for taxpayer funding of abortions, as well as the repeal of all restrictions on abortions, including restrictions on elective late-term abortions. The CDC reports abortion numbers are declining, but Planned Parenthood’s market share of abortions continues to expand.”
“While taxpayer funds don’t fund political campaigns directly, the $500 million that taxpayers are forced to give Planned Parenthood allows the abortion chain’s donors to direct their contributions to Planned Parenthood’s political arms, which actively spend millions to elect pro-abortion candidates that keep the taxpayer funding flowing. It’s corrupt. It’s wrong. And it needs to stop.”
“We implore the president to send a message to Congress that this immoral and abusive corporation will no longer be funded by taxpayers. We ask the president to veto any funding bill that does not explicitly defund Planned Parenthood. To save the lives of innocent children and to end this corrupt bargain between Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion politicians, the President must follow through on his campaign pledge.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and reaches millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org