House votes to defund Planned Parenthood
The House voted 240-185 to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood.
The vote was victory for pro-lifer's in Congress led by Congressman Mike Pence, who argued that taxpayer money should not go to groups that provide or promote abortion.
In it's latest report, Planned Parenthood - the nation's largest provider of abortion, with more than 300,000 babies killed by abortion in the most recent year for which we have figures - said it received some $363 million in federal money.
The proposal to cut the funding is part of a bill that seeks to cut government spending this year.
The Senate, which has more pro-abortion members, will likely reject the House proposal. I intend to contact my two Senators to urge them to support the cut. (Alas, they are both strongly pro-abortion, including one who identifies herself as a Catholic. But I believe in the power of prayer.)