The New American – After lots of promises and talk about defunding the notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, even after the shocking videos released exposing the harvesting and selling of aborted baby body parts, the GOP still has not defunded the organization. While this might spark outrage, and rightly so, unfortunately it should not come as a surprise. While the GOP has majority control of both the House and the Senate, there is no serious congressional action being taken against Planned Parenthood, which is still receiving millions of taxpayers’ dollars on the federal level.
Consider the huge $1.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress in March. As LifeSiteNews.com reported, this bill, which was signed into law by President Trump, “continues the more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood receives each year.” The pro-life website quoted a tweet Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had sent about the huge spending bill: “It’s a good thing we have Republican control of Congress or the Democrats might bust the budget caps, fund planned parenthood [sic] and Obamacare, and sneak gun control without due process into an Omni…wait, what?”
Why doesn’t Congress simply defund Planned Parenthood? It certainly has the power to do so…