McConnell and Boehner Fail to Provide Leadership and Clarity in Defunding of Planned Parenthood
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner fail to provide leadership and clarity in the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Speaker Boehner has declined to say he will schedule a vote on cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood or if he will refuse to pass any legislation that funds them.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell could have attached the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a Senate transportation bill but blocked it.
Both Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell are refusing to go on record saying that Planned Parenthood will not receive one penny of public funding even if it means shutting down the government.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and longtime pro-life activist and leader, states;
"It is extremely troubling and disturbing that both Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell are failing to provide the proper leadership and clarity in the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
"For example, Majority Leader McConnell could have attached the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the transportation bill, but blocked it instead. Rather, he chose to have a free standing vote to defund Planned Parenthood knowing he didn't have the 60 votes needed for it to pass.
"After the release of exposé videos of Planned Parenthood being involving in the trafficking of aborted baby parts, Speaker Boehner refused to schedule a vote on defunding the largest abortion provider in the world. His only response to the horrifying videos was the public statement, 'facts first.'
"The pro-life community is simply asking that both Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell go on the public record and state that no piece of legislation that funds Planned Parenthood will pass in Congress.
"If Congress approves over $500,000,000 to Planned Parenthood, it will be impossible for Republican leadership to say they are pro-life and that they embrace justice and human rights for all."
For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741