Patt Morrison for February 23, 2011

Planned Parenthood funding disappears in House budget

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Pro-life activist Randall Terry and other activists staged a protest to urge Boehner to defund Planned Parenthood.

Early Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion budget bill, covering every Cabinet agency through September 30th and imposing severe spending cuts on domestic programs and foreign aid. The Republicans took deep swipes at Obama’s health care law and called for stripping federal funding for Planned Parenthood because of its abortion services. Before the vote, Rep. Jackie Speier spoke to the House with a deeply personal message about abortion rights and the need for Planned Parenthood to do its work to continue.


Rep. Jackie Speier, (D – CA’s 12th District); representing San Francisco and San Mateo counties

Sue Dunlap, Co-CEO of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

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