I stand with Ohio Right to Life in calling for the immediate de-funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion outlet.
According to Planned Parenthood's own annual report, taxpayer funding accounts for 43% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue--over half a billion taxpayer dollars. Annually, Planned Parenthood performs over 300,000 abortions. Furthermore, 94 percent of pregnant women who walk into a Planned Parenthood end up having an abortion. In 2015, a series of undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood's top officials callously discussing the harvesting and trade of aborted babies' body parts.
There are approximately 20 times more community health centers (13,540) nationwide than there are Planned Parenthood centers (about 700). Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) alone served 24.3 million individuals last year. That's nearly 10 times more individuals than were served by Planned Parenthood (2.5 million).
I respectfully urge Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood to protect the conscience rights of taxpayers and the lives of the innocent.