Sunday, October 25, 2015

Family Research Council Announces Intent to Score House Reconciliation Act, Urges End to Taxpayer Fu

October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council has announced its intent to score in favor of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act which is scheduled for a vote later this week in the House of Representatives.

Family Research Council's President Tony Perkins made the following statement:

"While an effort to defund Planned Parenthood has been blocked in the Senate due to the 60 vote cloture threshold, we believe an effort to redirect a significant amount of taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through the reconciliation process, which is subject to a 51 vote threshold, is entirely appropriate and possible. The bill also repeals key provisions of Obamacare, from IPAB to the employer and individual mandates and in doing so seriously diminishes the impact of this terrible law on the American people.

"As we now know, Planned Parenthood will perform an abortion as late as 24 weeks and scavenge the parts of the baby. As a nation, we are without excuse in what we have facilitated with our funding of Planned Parenthood's inhumane treatment of mothers and their unborn children.

"We call on Congress to take this opportunity to free taxpayer money from the grip of Planned Parenthood. Now is the time to redirect taxpayer funds to the thousands of full-spectrum health clinics. Family Research Council urges passage of this reconciliation act and intends to score in support," concluded Perkins.

To read the score letter: