Plenty of Republicans oppose abortion. But no one has quite as much distaste for Planned Parenthood as Rep. Mike Pence
, R-Ind., Politico reports
He seeks to forbid any federal money from finding its way to the group, not just the funding it receives for reproductive health and family planning services.
“If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not to be in the business of providing abortions,” Pence tells Politico. “As long as they aspire to do that, I’ll be after them.”
This week Pence introduced an amendment to the continuing budget resolution that would take away all government money from Planned Parenthood — and Planned Parenthood alone. “I am interested in doing what we can, in the balance of this fiscal year, to end public funding of Planned Parenthood, specifically,” he says.
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