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Lila Rose statement on Congress voting to defund Planned Parenthood

ARLINGTON, VA (January 6, 2016) – Statement from Live Action president Lila Rose on the House of Representatives today passing H.R. 3762, which would end over $400 million of the $500+ million in taxpayer subsidies going to Planned Parenthood:

“Congress has finally acted to stop the forced taxpayer funding of a corporation that kills over 320,000 preborn children every year and has been caught on video putting women and young girls at risk in its pursuit of greater profits.

“It’s no surprise that President Obama has threatened to veto this bill, as Planned Parenthood spent over $12 million to re-elect him in 2012. We urge the president to acknowledge the extensive evidence that shows Planned Parenthood covering up sex trafficking and the sexual abuse of minors, misleading women about the complications of abortion procedures, harvesting baby parts, and promoting race- and sex-selective abortions.

“Along with over 450,000 Americans who have voiced their outcry through Live Action’s defund petition and the millions of Americans who share their concern, we urge President Obama to join with Congress to end the forced taxpayer subsidy of abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

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