Planned Parenthoodby Representative Carolyn B. Maloney
Posted on 2016-01-06
MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission
to address the House for 1 minute.)
Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong
opposition to the Senate amended Budget Reconciliation Act, a bill with
several extreme provisions, including the repeal of the core of the
Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time and the revoking of Federal
funding for Planned Parenthood for the 11th time in this Congress.
It is a new year, but instead of bringing legislation to the floor that helps and makes Americans healthier, safer, and more secure, we are repeating the same old partisan fights.
Last year, many of my colleagues took advantage of a political stunt by an antichoice group that released falsified videos to damage the credibility of Planned Parenthood. There were congressional hearings, State-level investigations, and even a select committee formed to investigate the organization. The inquiries have resulted in no evidence of wrongdoing and have been a waste of taxpayers' money.
There are 2.7 million women in America who rely on Planned Parenthood for their basic healthcare services that they otherwise cannot afford and cannot access. There is no replacement for Planned Parenthood in many parts of the country, so taking away its Federal funds needlessly risks the health of millions of American women.
The CBO estimates that dismantling the Affordable Care Act will cause 22 million Americans to lose their health care. I strongly urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on H.R. 3762.
Thank you, Peggy Sampson, for your dedicated service.