On Friday, the day of the 48th Annual March for Life, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced the reintroduction of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act.
The bill states simply: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or to any of its affiliates.
“Today I proudly join thousands of you nationwide who are marching to celebrate life as well as defend the innocent,” said Dr. Paul. “Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood will tell you differently, but every single life matters, including the unborn. I was proud to force the Senate to vote on defunding this organization. Our nation cannot expect to fully protect and maintain our other rights if we do not respect the fundamental right to life even starting in the womb.”
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act would ensure federal tax dollars aren’t going to organizations, like Planned Parenthood, to perform abortions.
In addition on the same day, Paul also reintroduced The Life at Conception Act. This bill would ensure the 14th Amendment protections on the right to life are truly guaranteed for all human beings, including the unborn in all stages of development.