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Urging Support for Title X Abortion Provider Prohibtion Act

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URGING SUPPORT FOR TITLE X ABORTION PROVIDER PROHIBITION ACT -- (House of Representatives - January 22, 2009)

Mr. PENCE. Mr. Speaker, today, millions of Americans from the National Mall to prayer services in small-town churches will mark the sad 36th anniversary of Roe versus Wade, the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott.

As most Americans know, it is simply morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion. But it's also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use it to promote abortion at home or abroad. As many Americans fail to recognize, the largest abortion provider in America is also the largest recipient of Federal taxpayer dollars through title X. This should not be.

Yesterday, with more than 60 cosponsors, I reintroduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, a bill that would deny any Federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America.

On this dark anniversary, let us rededicate ourselves to protecting the unborn and to protecting taxpayers on matters of conscience. I urge my colleagues to join me in bipartisan spirit in cosponsoring the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.


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