Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, helped introduce H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would fully defund Planned Parenthood for the next year. The legislation, led by Representative Diane Black (R-TN), follows the release of multiple videos of senior Planned Parenthood officials discussing the trafficking of baby body parts.
"Shocking new footage of top Planned Parenthood officials openly discussing the illegal and inhumane sale of baby body parts has rightfully brought renewed urgency to this issue. We must therefore press forward in our fight to protect the unborn from the unethical, barbaric practices of organizations like Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. I am encouraged that two House committees have already opened investigations into this scandal, and I am proud to join Representative Black in this important effort."