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Carter Fights to Eliminate Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood

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Washington, July 22, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) is fighting to eliminate all federal funding streams to Planned Parenthood Federation of America in the wake of a second undercover video alleging that Planned Parenthood dismembers unborn children and sells their body parts.

To ensure taxpayer funds are not going to Planned Parenthood, Carter has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 3134 to place an immediate moratorium on all federal funding streams to Planned Parenthood, including Medicaid, while Congress conducts a thorough investigation into the allegations. A 2015 Government Accountability Office report revealed that Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid alone over a three year period. Additionally, Carter is a cosponsor of H.R. 217 to eliminate funding for abortion providers through Title X. Title X has historically been a major source of federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

“The videos alleging that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting infant organs and body parts are nothing short of atrocious,” Carter said. “These videos give us a direct look into the reprehensible culture at Planned Parenthood.  Precious taxpayer funds should never be used on abortions, but it is especially unacceptable when these illegal and horrific practices are going on. I will continue to fight diligently to ensure that federal funding does not go to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider.”

A staunch defender of the right to life, Carter 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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