Magazine March 11, 2019, Issue

Defund It Already

Marchers participate in the 2012 March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Why are taxpayers still supporting Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider?

Early last September, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) polled its members — more than 150 of the most conservative congressmen in the House of Representatives — and asked them to list their priorities for a bill to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. According to a copy of the poll obtained by National Review, their top priority, by far, was removing funding from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.

Trying to defund Planned Parenthood is perhaps the promise Republican politicians have made most consistently to their voters over the last decade, and

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