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Congressman Duffy: Why Are We Funding This?

As I noted earlier, contrary to what Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List, the New York Times (with some wild assertions), and others would have you believe, Speaker of the House John Boehner, while a committed pro-lifer, is not on a crusade to implement every hope and dream of the pro-life movement as Speaker of the House. (Goodness, even if he were, Barack Obama is still president!) Boehner is not even directly involved in the push to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s being driven by other members, including Indiana’s Mike Pence, who’s sponsored defunding legislationbefore. Joining vets in the effort like Pence and Chris Smith are freshmen, including Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy, in the seat previously occupied by David Obey for Duffy’s entire life. Reacting to yesterday’s Planned Parenthood shocking video from Live Action, Duffy tells National Review Online

It’s chilling to see how callous this Planned Parenthood employee was toward the plight of underage sex slaves.  Her casual collaboration with someone she thought was a pimp is criminal and demands an immediate investigation.  Putting aside the controversial subject of abortion, Planned Parenthood holds itself out as a ‘trusted health care provider’ for women and young people; this video challenges that notion and exposes the profit motives that leave too many young, vulnerable girls unprotected by adults who are actually in a position to stop the abuse. At a time when our government is operating on credit from China, this video will make many American taxpayers question the $360 million they give to Planned Parenthood annually.

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