Senate Should Reject Backing More Planned Parenthood Funding
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 7, 2016
|CONTACT: Brendan Bradley
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Funding Abortion Giant Will Do Nothing to Prevent Spread of Zika
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Senate Democrats again rejected bipartisan legislation funding the response to and prevention for the Zika virus. For the third time, pro-abortion Democrats have prioritized their “war on women messaging” and Planned Parenthood funding over addressing the Zika public health crisis.
As the fiscal year deadline looms, speculation has mounted as to the Zika funding being included in a continuing resolution to fund the government.
“Pro-life Senators would be making a grave mistake to yield to abortion advocates and the Democratic party,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Capitulating to our nation’s largest abortion provider on issues of public health sets a dangerous precedent. Even the President’s initial Zika funding plan did not include earkmarks for Planned Parenthood, which is what the pro-abortion Senate Democrats are seeking to include.
“Planned Parenthood has a vested interest in promoting abortion; their solution to fighting Zika includes abortion advocacy while disregarding the positive, medical work being done by groups like Florida State University in seeking an actual cure to Zika. Victims of the Zika virus deserve unbiased, real healthcare during this critical moment. The community health centers that provide both prenatal and pediatric care are the true providers that are on the frontlines of fighting the Zika virus and providing healthcare to women and babies.”
“We applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for staying the course and focusing on health care for Zika elimination.”
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