House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: September 18, 2015

House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood


September 18, 2015


CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Pro-Life Groups Urge Senate to Pass the Defund Planned Parenthood Act

Washington, D.C – The Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which today passed the US House of Representatives, imposes a one-year moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which will allow for a thorough investigation of its practices. Any funding would be redirected to clinics that do not offer abortions.

The vote followed months of intense focus on Planned Parenthood prompted by undercover videos released which showed violations of federal laws prohibiting the sales of fetal tissue for profit and restricting certain abortion procedures.

Pro-life groups are now urging the Senate to take up the vote and end the practice of taxpayer money being used to fund this global abortion provider.  While opponents claim that the bill would reduce funding to women’s health issues, supporters of the bill explained that the money will be re-directed to clinics that do not engage in the abortion procedures Planned Parenthood does.

“The passage of the Defund Planned Parenthood by the US House of Representatives is a pro-life victory for all Americans,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “As the bill moves to the Senate, let us hope that this bill passes and is ultimately enacted so that women and babies will receive the protection they deserve and no more taxpayer dollars will go to this criminal organization.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.


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