Congress Makes History, Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Thank you to members of Tennessee's congressional delegation who voted on Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood's abortion empire by redirecting tax dollars to ethical health providers who neither promote nor perform abortions.

Voting to re-direct funds were Congressmen Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Scott DesJarlais, Jimmy Duncan, Stephen Fincher, Chuck Fleischmann, and Phil Roe, MD.

Voting to continue funding Planned Parenthood were pro-abortion Congressmen Steve Cohen and Jim Cooper.

In 2014, Planned Parenthood affiliates from across the nation spent more than 3.6 million dollars to defeat pro-life Amendment 1 in Tennessee.  Unwilling to accept the outcome, Middle & East TN Planned Parenthood Board Chair Tracey George has filed suit in federal court claiming that the manner in which votes were counted violated her voting rights and those of other pro-abortion voters. Click here for more information.

According to their 2013-2014 annual report, Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 327,166 abortions representing more than 30% of the estimated 1.058 million abortions performed annually in the United States.

This number equates to an unborn baby being killed every 96 seconds inside a Planned Parenthood facility!

Planned Parenthood's revenues for 2013-2014 exceeded $1.3 billion. They report that 41% of their income came in the form of "Government Health Services Grants and Reimbursements."

Clearly Planned Parenthood does not need or deserve our hard-earned tax dollars.

UPDATE: President Obama vetoes bill on 01/08/2016.