Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke on the House floor in support of efforts to end Planned Parenthood’s access to Title X family planning funds.
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Text of the speech follows:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of changes to Title X family planning funds.
Currently, abortion providers like Planned Parenthood are eligible to receive these Title X funds.
But abortion is not family planning; it is family ending.
It ends the lives of innocent children.
It is an affront to the very definition of family.
Title X is Planned Parenthood’s second largest funding stream, providing around $80 million a year.
America’s largest abortion provider, which ends over 321,000 lives each year, should never receive a single dime of taxpayer dollars.
I strongly support efforts to turn off the Title X funding stream for Planned Parenthood and urge the Department of Health and Human Services to issue new regulations for the Title X program that will stop funding for programs that include abortion. There are much better…and life-affirming options than allowing Planned Parenthood access to taxpayer dollars.