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Carter Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Washington, September 18, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments
Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted today to defund Planned Parenthood. The House passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, with Carter’s support, to prohibit federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year in the wake of several undercover videos alleging that Planned Parenthood harvests the body parts of unborn children.

“The videos released exposing the appalling nature at Planned Parenthood are nothing short of horrifying,” said Carter. “While I believe taxpayer funds should never be used on abortions, it is especially unacceptable when these illegal and horrific practices are happening.  Federal funding for abortion has been illegal since 1976 yet Planned Parenthood continues to get away with it. I’m proud to support this legislation today to put an end to Planned Parenthood’s continued blatant disregard for the law.”

A staunch defender of the right to life, Carter was a cosponsor of H.R. 3134. He recently voted in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to ban abortions nationwide 20 weeks after conception except in the cases of incest and rape. Carter is also a cosponsor of H.R. 426, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which protects life from conception.
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