Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Protect Innocent Life, Defund Planned Parenthood

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Washington, September 18, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported two pieces of legislation to protect innocent life. H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, of which Allen is a cosponsor, puts a moratorium on all federal funding to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for one year as Congress moves forward with a thorough investigation into the organization and its horrific practices. In addition, Allen supported passage of H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which strengthens protections for babies who survive abortion. Allen applauded passage of these bills in the House and released the following statement:

As a parent and grandparent, the practices described in the Planned Parenthood videos are unconscionable. We have a moral responsibility to act to investigate this organization’s horrific actions and hold all those involved accountable. The Defund Planned Parenthood Act will ensure taxpayers are not forced to support the organization’s appalling practices and allow funding to go towards the many other deserving organizations that provide women’s health services. Three House committees are using every means possible to conduct a full investigation into Planned Parenthood. As these efforts continue, I believe it’s critical we strengthen current laws to protect innocent lives from these despicable acts. These two bills are an important part of the ongoing fight to enforce the law and defend the sanctity of life.”

Congressman Allen has been outspoken about his support of Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood and withdrawing federal funding to the organization. He also questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on whether the department would investigate the organization’s activities, yet she refused to provide a commitment. Video of his questioning can be viewed HERE.

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