Monday, April 18, 2011

U.S. House, U.S. Senate vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, April 14, the majority of U.S. House of Representatives voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood, but when members of the U.S. Senate had the opportunity, a majority voted to continue funding, with our tax dollars, the number one abortion business in the United States, Planned Parenthood.

The U.S. House members voted 241-185 for a resolution that would prohibit the Planned Parenthood abortion business from qualifying for family planning funds. Those from Michigan who supported this prolife measure included: Dan Benishek (R-1); Dave Camp (R-4); Bill Huizenga (R-2); Thaddeus McCotter (R-11); Candice Miller (R-10); Mike Rogers (R-8); Fred Upton (R-6); and Tim Walberg (R-7). Full Role Call

Following the vote in the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate voted 42-58 defeating the bill to cut off federal funds to the Planned Parenthood. Senator Carl Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow cast pro-abortion votes opposing the bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Full Role Call