Over the weekend Democrats and Republicans agreed on a 1.07 trillion dollar spending bill that will fund the government through September. What's wrong with this spending bill? Well, many things, but among the worst is the fact that abortion giant Planned Parenthood continues to receive its roughly $500 million in federal funding.
In a letter to pro-life leaders during the campaign season, then candidate Donald Trump promised to defund Planned Parenthood as long as it continues to perform abortions and reallocating its funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.
In early March of this year, President Trump said in a statement to the New York Times, "As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings."
Democrats are celebrating this as a legislative victory. This shouldn't be the case. Voters gave Republicans control of the House, Senate, and White House in November of 2016. President Trump promised to defund Planned Parenthood. He should fulfill this promise. According to a Congressional Research Service report, Congress has the authority to defund Planned Parenthood through various avenues.
Planned Parenthood murders hundreds of thousands of babies each year. This organization should not receive taxpayer dollars.
The only way to stop this horrendous spending bill is to encourage President Trump to veto any bill that funds Planned Parenthood. Remind the president that voters elected him to fulfill his promises.
The American people must fight now or Republicans will not follow through on their campaign promise to stop funding America's largest abortion provider.
Urge President Trump to veto any bill that funds Planned Parenthood.