March for Lifeby Representative Bill Huizenga
Posted on 2016-01-07
HUIZENGA of Michigan asked and was given permission to address
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. HUIZENGA of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, yesterday we made history. For
the first time, Congress put a bill on a President's desk to defund
Planned Parenthood, an organization that puts its financial interests
ahead of women and children. More than that, Congress is investing in
women's health by redirecting this funding to organizations that don't
take innocent lives.
In Michigan, there are 20 federally qualified health clinics for every single Planned Parenthood location. Let's eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and invest those dollars in federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. This will ensure that women receive high quality medical care while protecting the life of the unborn.
West Michigan and the Second District of Michigan are home to passionate and dedicated pro-life organizations in Grand Rapids, Holland, and the Tri-Cities area, and Muskegon, Newaygo, and Mason Counties.
Later this month, hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many [[Page H116]] from west Michigan, will be marching in their hometowns, as well as in Washington, D.C., as they honor the sanctity of life. I look forward to joining them.