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Marsha B.
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  • H.R. 61: Holding Big Abortion Businesses Accountable

    by Representative Marsha Blackburn

    Posted on 2013-01-14

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    BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. BLACKBURN. Big abortion businesses are getting rich, and they don't deserve or need our Federal tax dollars. That's why, on this first day of Congress, I introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. It's H.R. 61.

    Planned Parenthood's 2011-2012 annual report showed they received a record $542 million in taxpayer funding while simultaneously performing a record number of abortions--actually, one every 94 seconds. So, in 94 seconds, they perform that abortion, and they take in over $1,600 in Federal taxpayer money. Their funding has increased by 11 percent in the last 2 years even though former employees of Planned Parenthood say the organization promotes sex-selection abortions, facilitates human trafficking, engages in coercive behavior, and fails to maintain financial records in accordance with the law.

    I encourage my colleagues to support H.R. 61 so we can get ahold of these big abortion businesses, hold them accountable, clean up the title X grant program and end taxpayer funding of abortion.


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