Rep. Blackburn Asks Planned Parenthood to ‘Fully Repudiate’ Killing Babies Who Survive Abortion
April 4, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – When does Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, believe a child’s constitutional rights begin? That’s what Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R- Tenn.), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to know after a Planned Parenthood representative told Florida lawmakers that it would be up to the mother and doctor whether to kill a baby born alive after a botched abortion.
“It is beyond question that babies born alive, despite being targeted for abortion, are entitled to full legal protection,” Blackburn wrote. “However, your organization publicly argued that the rights of American citizens are not even bestowed upon birth, but rather at an arbitrary time that benefits your abortion agenda.”
Blackburn has introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act to prevent tax dollars from going to large abortion providers.
According to Planned Parenthood’s annual report, the organization received $542 million in federal and state taxpayer funds for the year ended June 30, 2012. (read more)