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VIDEO: Huizenga Marks Historic Day For Pro-Life Americans

Washington, January 8, 2016

Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the House floor about the historic vote to defund Planned Parenthood and in support of creating a culture of life.

  •  “For the first time, Congress put a bill on a president’s desk to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that puts its financial interests ahead of women and children.”
  •  “In Michigan, there are 20 federally qualified health clinics for every Planned Parenthood location. Let’s eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and invest those dollars in federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. This will ensure women receive high quality medical care while protecting the life of the unborn.”


 

For the first time ever, Congress has put a bill on the President's Desk to defund Planned Parenthood. This is a...

Posted by Rep. Bill Huizenga on Friday, January 8, 2016



Below is the transcript of Congressman Huizenga’s speech. Video of the speech is also available on YouTube

Congressman Huizenga:

Mr. Speaker, yesterday we made history. For the first time, Congress put a bill on a president’s desk to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that puts its financial interests ahead of women and children.

More than that, Congress is investing in women’s health by redirecting this funding to organizations that don’t take innocent lives.

In Michigan, there are 20 federally qualified health clinics for every Planned Parenthood location. Let’s eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and invest those dollars in federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. This will ensure women receive high quality medical care while protecting the life of the unborn.

West Michigan is home to passionate and dedicated pro-life organizations in Grand Rapids, Holland, the Tri-Cities area, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Mason Counties.

Later this month, thousands of Americans, including many from West Michigan, will be marching in their hometowns as well as in Washington D.C. as they honor the sanctity of life.

I look forward to joining them!

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