AULA Applauds the House for Voting to Cut Funds to Planned Parenthood

 

AULA APPLAUDS THE HOUSE FOR VOTING TO CUT
FUNDS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE
NATION'S LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-18-11) -- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the 240 to 185 vote to De-Fund Planned Parenthood "the best evidence that the House is listening to the majority of Americans who do not want to see their tax dollars go to the bloated abortion industry." 

Dr. Yoest commended the efforts of Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) who led the effort to de-fund Planned Parenthood through an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. 

"De-Funding Planned Parenthood should be the most bi-partisan effort on Capitol Hill," Dr. Yoest said. "We know that more than 70 percent of Americans -- pro-life and pro-choice -- do not want tax dollars going to abortion. Planned Parenthood gets about one-third of a billion tax dollars each year, and it's time to put an end to it."

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AUL Action is the legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision since 1971 is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. AULA played an important role during the Health Care Reform debates because of its opposition to taxpayer funded abortion, which included pivotal advertising campaigns in 14 congressional districts and extensive work on Capitol Hill. AULA's efforts during the last two Supreme Court confirmation events led to Dr. Yoest being asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee twice. AUL's legal team has been involved in every abortion-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the successful defense of the Hyde Amendment. AUL also publishes Defending Life, the most comprehensive state-by-state legal guide of its kind, which is distributed annually to legislators across the nation.