By Kristan Hawkins, which originally appeared at the Washington Examiner.
As the healthcare bill makes its way through whatever the Senate is doing with it, one provision is absolutely non-negotiable: The bill needs to defund the nation’s largest abortion giant, Planned Parenthood. They committed 328,548 abortions last year, which is equal to one of every three abortions in the country.
Just because the Hyde Amendment states that taxpayer monies cannot be used to directly fund abortion, it does not prohibit tax dollars from paying for the costs to keep the abortion facilities up and running, the salaries of staff, or the medical equipment used for abortions.
What other government contractor takes hundreds of thousands of innocent lives per year and still receives taxpayer dollars?
The list of reasons why Planned Parenthood needs to be immediately defunded is long and egregious.
Read the rest at the Washington Examiner.