Johnson, Pro Life Caucus Demand NO Taxpayer Dollars for Planned Parenthood Abortions
Washington, D.C. – Last year, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) and other Pro-Life Caucus members requested a report to determine which family planning groups receive federal funding. The report, publicly released today by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), found that Planned Parenthood receives the vast majority of federal family planning funding – about $500 million a year. By its very own data, Planned Parenthood admitted that in 2013 over 94 percent of all pregnancy-related services it provided were abortions.
After the report was released, Johnson released the following statement:
“Our Great Nation was founded upon the idea that ALL people are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. And the first right mentioned in our Declaration of Independence is that of Life. We must do all we can to uphold this most fundamental value. As a member of the Congressional Pro Life Caucus, I have consistently co-sponsored and voted for legislation that protects the sanctity of human life, which begins at conception. I have also long-supported denying federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
“The facts in today’s report are very disturbing. Especially when we know that in 2013 Planned Parenthood performed more than one abortion every two minutes – that’s 327,653 total lives lost in just one year! Meanwhile, they only provided 1,800 adoption referrals and 18,684 prenatal services. This is just wrong! Think of all those precious lives who could have gone on to do great things but were robbed of that opportunity.
“That is why today I proudly continue to be a champion for America’s unborn. And I’m joined in my effort by Congressman Black, Congresswoman Roby, and 70 other colleagues who are dedicated to defending life. Together, we are sending a formal request to the Appropriations Committee demanding that NO federal funds go to Planned Parenthood in FY16.
“Rest assured that I will continue to do all I can to fully protect our God-given right to Life for ALL.”