Representative Lauren Boebert Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood But Fails to Protect Children Conceived in Rape
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s oldest and largest abortion corporation.
Although they try to portray themselves as an essential healthcare service provider, the truth is that they are nothing more than the tax payer funded version of back alley abortionists.
The abortion giant generates an income in the billions of dollars every year, and yet they still receive over $600 million in tax payer funds.
Coinciding with the 50th annual March for Life, Representative Lauren Boebert has introduced a bill to strip the abortion giant of their tax payer funds, allocating the hundreds of millions of dollars to medical providers that actually provide essential medical services for women.
The bill prohibits federal funding from being appropriated to Planned Parenthood until the abortion giant certifies that it is not committing abortions.
Unfortunately, the bill makes an explicit exception for the killing of children conceived in rape and incest.
Pam Stenzel, the director of Living Exceptions, a group of people representing those who are conceived in rape told American Pro-Lifer, “why do legislators think it is ok to allow innocent children to be given a death sentence for the crimes of their fathers?”
The fact that many pro-lifers accept abortion in the cases of rape and incest is often used to justify the denial the fundamental nature of the right to life of the preborn.
President Trump recently made headlines for stating that the refusal of some pro-lifers to accept the killing of innocent children conceived in rape was the reason that the Republican party failed to win the Senate majority during the 2022 midterm elections. A close look at the Trump-supported candidates who lost shows that most of them did, in fact, support the continued killing of children conceived in rape and incest.
In a recent state supreme court decision, the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down the South Carolina heartbeat bill reasoning, in part, that the fact that the legislature did not enact a complete ban on abortion meant that the legislators did not believe the right to life to be fundamental and inviolable.
With a Democrat controlled US Senate, the bill stands little chance to become law, even if it were to pass the US House of Representatives.