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Rand Paul May Use Highway Bill to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Rand Paul May Use Highway Bill to Block Planned Parenthood Funding
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By    |   Friday, 17 July 2015 12:18 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul may add an amendment to the federal highway bill to keep federal dollars from Planned Parenthood.

The presidential hopeful said in a statement on his campaign website that he will make a move next week to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood.

"The recent revelation that this taxpayer-funded organization is selling body parts of the unborn further proves that this agency deserves our scorn, not our tax dollars," Paul said.

"I plan to do whatever I can to stop them and will introduce an amendment to pending Senate legislation to immediately strip every dollar of Planned Parenthood funding," he added.

Roll Call is noting that one piece of pending legislation that the Senate is expected to tackle next week is the transportation bill, which has bipartisan support.

The highway funding bill needs to be passed by July 31, before the government's authority to provide transportation funds to the states runs out.

According to a statement on Paul's Senate website, Planned Parenthood receives almost $500 million per year from the federal government. 

"The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling," he said.

"Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity of human life and is an affront to the most basic human dignity enshrined in our founding documents," Paul added.

"Not one more taxpayer dollar should go to Planned Parenthood and I intend to make that goal a reality."

Planned Parenthood has come under fire ever since an undercover video was released earlier this week of Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services discussing in explicit detail the process the group goes through to procure fetal body parts for buyers. 

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