Lucas Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Sep 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) today voted to pass H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would divert federal funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, to community health centers across the country for a period of one year. Recent video evidence outlined the removal and sale of tissue from aborted fetuses at Planned Parenthood clinics. These graphic images and testimony have led to public outrage and prompted congressional investigation and action on this issue. Congressman Lucas released the following statement upon passage of the legislation:

“The practices depicted in recent undercover videos from Planned Parenthood clinics are reprehensible and should have no place in our society today. I support all efforts to further investigate what occurred behind closed doors at these clinics and in the meantime they should not receive a dime of taxpayer money.

“This is not what our country stands for. I have always considered myself pro-life, but I hope that more Americans will come to understand the harsh reality of abortion amidst this controversy.”

Lucas also supported passage of H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protections Act, which requires health care practitioners present when a child is born alive following an attempted abortion to exercise the same degree of care as any other child born alive.

Both H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3504 passed the House today.

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