Allen West is co-sponsoring the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would cut off Title X federal funding to entities that perform abortions. The bill was introduced in the House last week by Congressman Mike Pence. From Pence’s statement:
The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.
The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will prevent any family planning funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions. It will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars.
The fact that this bill was introduced only two days after the new Congress was sworn in is a very good sign. The movement to defund Planned Parenthood has been building for years; it has been a long process, educating citizens that even with the Hyde Amendment, even before ObamaCare, so much of our tax revenue was going to fund the nation’s (and the world’s) largest abortion provider.
This is one of four bills being focused on by pro-lifers, according to Jill Stanek, a pro-life blogger and activist. You may remember Stanek as the nurse who called national attention to Barack Obama’s support of not only unlimited abortion, but even infanticide when he was an Illinois state senator.
Since the bill to repeal ObamaCare was introduced last Friday as well, that means that in the first two days of this Congress being in session, two of the four pieces of legislation desired by pro-lifers this year are already in the hopper!
This is real hope and change.
hat tip: Gateway Pundit