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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mike Pence’s war on Planned Parenthood

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has been on a campaign to eliminate funding for Title X - especially Planned Parenthood.  He first went after the organization in 2007, failing to pass legislation that would take away government funding for family planning, breast and cervical cancer screening, basic infertility counseling and counseling about safe sex.  Voting on this bill could occur as early as Thursday.
Pence says that, by taking away Planned Parenthood’s federal money, the government could eliminate the group’s ability to operate abortion clinics entirely. “We should end the day when the largest abortion provider is the largest recipient of [Title X] federal funding,” he said.

“What’s clear to me, if you follow the money, you can actually take the funding supports out of abortion. We then have a much better opportunity to move forward to be a society that says yes to life.”
Read more at Politico

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