Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to suspend Planned Parenthood’s federal funding for one year, as the investigation into the abortion giant continues. The millions of taxpayer dollars will be redirected to community health centers and federally qualified health centers that provide comprehensive health services for women and entire families – specifically those who are low-income and uninsured.
A number of powerful speeches were given on the House floor today. Below are four, each with a brief summary introduction. It will take you just about seven minutes to watch them all. Please watch and share, and help all Americans see that no one needs Planned Parenthood.
1. Rep. Diane Black: You don’t have to be pro-life to agree we need to redirect Planned Parenthood’s funds to health centers that provide comprehensive health care to women, and to agree that we must be responsible with taxpayer dollars.
2. Rep. Richard Hudson: This isn’t about Republican vs. Democrat or pro-life vs. pro-choice. This is about defending the most vulnerable among us.
3. Rep. Phil Roe: As an OBGYN who’s delivered close to 5,000 babies, I was sickened and disturbed by these videos. I’ve seen the videos, and I can tell you, this is not about health care. This is about the gruesome practices of an organization that receives hundreds of millions from the federal government.
4. Rep. Brad Wenstrup: I serve on a Board of Health in Cinncinnati, Ohio, and I’m very familiar with FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers). They provide expansive services to women, men, and children. It sickens me to see these parts of young children, on the videos, knowing they could be loved and adopted – as my wife and I are adopting a child right now.