WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council praised the U.S. House of Representatives for once more approving a resolution offered by U.S. Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Martha Roby (R-AL) to defund the nation's largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, and a resolution offered by U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA) to defund the Obama health care law.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments:
"Today's passage of the Continuing Resolution in the House and Senate to restore the ban on government funding of abortion in the nation's capital is a victory for life and the taxpayer, but only a partial victory. Unfortunately, it is clear that the pro-abortion majority in the Senate continues to show they are more loyal to Planned Parenthood than they are to protecting taxpayers from paying for big-abortion.
"We are disappointed that the Senate voted to continue funding for the Obama health care law, with all its added government red tape, increased health care costs and multiple abortion funding provisions.
"The claim by some that the Hyde amendment ban on taxpayer funding of abortion covers the Obama health legislation is simply untrue, as the pro-abortion lobby well knows. Why else did they not oppose its passage? We will continue to work to ensure that the Hyde amendment is applied across the federal government and call on Congress to pass the bi-partisan 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' sponsored by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL). Most Americans, regardless of their stance on the legality of abortion, do not want their hard earned money paying for it.
"Reps. Diane Black and Martha Roby deserve our respect and thanks for successfully guiding their resolution to defund the nation's largest abortion provider through the House."
SOURCE Family Research Council