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Pence Hails Passage of Amendment Eliminating Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood: 'Victory for Taxpayers and a Victory for Life'

Contact: Matt Lloyd, 202-226-4379; mikepence.house.gov    

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. Congressman Mike Pence hailed the passage this afternoon of an amendment he authored that eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood for Fiscal Year 2011.  The amendment passed with bipartisan support by a margin of 240 to 185:

    "This afternoon’s vote is a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life. By banning federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has taken a stand for millions of Americans who believe their tax dollars should not be used to subsidize the largest abortion provider in America.

    "I commend my colleagues in both parties for taking a stand for taxpayers and a stand for life. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to support this legislation and end federal funding of Planned Parenthood once and for all."