Yesterday The Weekly Standard reported that Senator Joni Ernst has introduced a bill into the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill does not impact any other healthcare programs. The bill is two pages long and easy to understand.
This is the main part of the bill:
The article includes the following:
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the measure before the congressional August recess. A third undercover video was also released today further documenting Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling the organs of aborted babies.
Abortion needs to be legal in the rare cases it is necessary to save the life of the mother. However, that is not what is driving the abortion industry. Abortions make money. Unfortunately, it has become a very profitable industry. The Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 1.05 million abortions in the US in 2012. It also reports that 4.8% of abortions in the US occurred from week 16 of pregnancy to week 32. We may not be able to stop the killing, but at least we can stop funding it.