Michele Bachmann: New Congress Should Defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Michelle Bachmann told reporters this week that the US should defund Planned Parenthood to reduce the national budget.
Life News reported:
Rep. Michele Bachmann has become a prominent national conservative figure as an articulate female spokeswoman for issues like abortion and her latest call demonstrates why.
Bachmann says she will press for the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives to pass a bill sponsored by fellow conservative luminary Mike Pence, an Indiana congressman, to de-fund Planned Parenthood when it convenes in January.
“Well, I think one thing that we can do, quite simply, is to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood,” Bachmann said when asked by CNS News about what Congress can do to protect unborn children.
“It wouldn’t mean that Planned Parenthood would go out of existence, because they do have their own independent funding, but what it would mean is that the taxpayer would no longer be funding that,” she said.
Pence is the leading sponsor of the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act that would ensure federal funding for family planning does not go to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, even if they supposedly segregate the funds and ensure they do not directly fund abortions.