Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona's Sixth District, today voiced his support for amendment #11 to H.R. 1 sponsored by Congressman Mike Pence. The amendment will prohibit funds for any purpose to be directed toward Planned Parenthood.
"It's long been known that Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of federal family planning funds, despite the fact that federal law specifically prohibits funds to be used for programs that designate abortion as a method of family planning. I strongly support Mike Pence's effort to prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood, and I will look for opportunities as a member of the Appropriations Committee to strike further funding for Planned Parenthood," said Flake.
Congressman Flake has been for the past two Congresses a cosponsor of Congressman Pence's corresponding free-standing bill which would prohibit funding to entities that perform abortions under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, and is currently a cosponsor of the reintroduced bill (H.R. 217) in the 112th Congress.