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Carter Demands Answers from Planned Parenthood on Federal Funding

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Washington, September 29, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) demanded answers from the President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, on their use of federal funding and taxpayer dollars during an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing today.

During questioning of Richards, Carter raised serious concerns about the excessive spending at the organization while government funding makes up 41 percent of Planned Parenthood’s revenues. "The problem I have with that is that the Obama Administration reports that there are 13,000 publicly supported healthcare alternatives in the United States," Carter said. "Have you seen that? Are you aware of that? That’s what the Obama Administration is telling us. Yet, that’s almost eight times as many as Planned Parenthood has. And out of those clinics, we’ve got over 20 federally funded clinics as opposed to every Planned Parenthood. Yet those federally funded clinics, they don’t have $100 million dollar endowments. They down have $70 million Manhattan condos. They don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on Grammy winning performers performing at their Galas. They don’t do any of those things yet they are able to provide needed services to women. Why is it that Planned Parenthood has got to have that in order to provide the same services?"

Click hereto view or download Carter's questioning

A staunch defender of the right to life, Carter recently supported legislation to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. He also supported legislation to require any health care practitioner to preserve the life of a child born alive in the case of an abortion as they would any other child. Carter is also a cosponsor of H.R. 426, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which protects life from conception.

Click here to view or download Carter's questioning. 
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