Toomey Supports Measure to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Pat Toomey

Senator Pat Toomey

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has cosponsored legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and preserve federal funding for women’s health services.

The legislation, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), would preserve federal funding for women’s health services including relevant diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, well-child care, prenatal and postpartum care, immunization, family planning services including contraception, sexually transmitted disease testing, cervical and breast cancer screenings, and referrals.

“Recently, we have seen horrific videos further demonstrating that Planned Parenthood has an appalling disregard for human life,” said Sen. Toomey. “While I support women’s health, there is no reason why taxpayers should be providing hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies each year to this organization. Those dollars should instead be used to help community health centers or other organizations that provide affordable health care services to women. In addition, I hope the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services will investigate whether, indeed, the law banning the sale of body parts was broken by Planned Parenthood.”

Funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood would continue to be available for other eligible entities, such as community health centers, that provide women’s health care services.

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