WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today hailed the House of Representatives’ passage of the reconciliation bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and repeal major portions of Obamacare.
“Today, the cries of more than 300,000 unborn children sent to landfills, incinerators, and dissection trays last year by Planned Parenthood were heard by Congress,” said Fr. Pavone. “There is no amount of Planned Parenthood’s ‘services’ that can possibly justify our government giving one dime, much less hundreds of millions of dollars, to a business that treats children worse than lab rats.”
The House of Representatives today approved the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act and sent the measure to President Obama’s desk. The bill would not only repeal major portions of Obamacare, but also would redirect federal dollars from Planned Parenthood to local health care agencies. President Obama has already said that he intends to veto the legislation.
“President Obama not only refuses to shed a tear for the babies and their mothers, fathers, and families who weep for those lost, he celebrates the organization that destroys them,” added Fr. Pavone. “If he follows through on his threat to veto this bill, he will have again shown that our nation desperately needs leaders who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.