Senate Bill Would Fund Women’s Health, Not Scandal-Plagued Planned Parenthood
'Instead of subsidizing a political group, this bill would ensure funds continue to flow to community health centers and hospitals that provide more comprehensive health services — and have many more facilities nationwide.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would redirect federal Planned Parenthood funds:
“The revelations we’ve seen from Planned Parenthood are deeply disturbing.
“They raise real fundamental questions about what kind of society we want to be.
“I thank Senators Ernst, Paul, Lankford, and a number of others for accepting my invitation to lead the effort on the Senate’s response. The legislation they worked to develop is all about restoring America’s commitment to care and compassion.
“It would fund women’s health, not Planned Parenthood.
“And we’ll take a vote to advance it tonight.
“Instead of subsidizing a political group, this bill would protect federal funding for health services for women.
“Instead of subsidizing a political group, this bill would ensure funds continue to flow to community health centers and hospitals that provide more comprehensive health services — and have many more facilities nationwide.
“And instead of subsidizing a political group, this bill would help women receive health services like screenings, prenatal and postnatal care, well-child care, diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, immunizations, and other care they need.
“That’s a true commitment to women’s health.
“That’s real compassion.
“I know Democrats have relied on Planned Parenthood as an ally recently.
“But they must be moved by the horrifying images we’ve seen.
“They must be shocked by the utter lack of compassion that’s been on display.
“They must care about women’s health as least as much as they care about some scandal-plagued political organization.
“That’s why, tonight, I’m asking them to truly reflect on what’s important.
“I’m asking them not to block this funding for women’s health, just to protect some political group mired in scandal.
“Women deserve better. Our country deserves better.”
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