Democrat Senators Yield to Planned Parenthood Instead of Women’s Health

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Washington, D.C. – This evening, the United States Senate took a vote to advance a bill that would redirect federal funds from Planned Parenthood to groups that actually help women’s health. This vote was motivated by videos showing Planned Parenthood officials embracing the dismemberment and marketing of unborn babies.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, had this to say:

“Today was the first step in starting a debate to defund Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation. Anticipation of additional undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials treating human body parts like a product to be bought and sold has the organization doing damage control. Thankfully, opportunities to show the gruesome reality of this organization are abounding.

“The issue presented to the Senate chamber today by Senate Democrats was that Planned Parenthood contributes to health services for women. But the issue that the Senate needed to address is whether the Congress can morally allow taxpayer dollars to fund an organization that bends the rules in order to profit off of baby body parts.

“Despite the Senate not obtaining the 60 votes needed to advance Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill, S. 1881, Concerned Women for America LAC will diligently work to chip away at the inhuman practices carried out by the largest abortion provider in the nation, Planned Parenthood. Our half-a-million members are grateful for the leadership shown by Sens. Ernst in this endeavor and for the members who voted in favor of S.1881.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at or 712-269-1724.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislative arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders, and over 30 years of service to our nation. For more information visit