Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134), which would stop all federal funding from going to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for a one-year period. The de-funding bill passed in a vote of 241 to 187 with 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting for it. Three Republicans voted against the legislation along with 183 Democrats.
Unfortunately, it is not surprising that the majority of Democrats voted against the legislation since their party officially supports abortion and their candidates often receive money from Planned Parenthood.
As LifeNews previously reported, in the past fifteen years, Planned Parenthood has donated at least $25 million to Democratic lawmakers. A FoxNews.com analysis found that the abortion company has given money to Democrats through their employees, political action committees and through soft money donors.
Now The Blaze has shared information from the Center for Responsive Politics that exposes the 25 politicians who have received the most money from Planned Parenthood for their campaigns since 1990. Here is the top 10:
No. 1: Barack Obama
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2005-08) U.S. senator from Illinois; President of the United States (2009-present)
No. 2: Timothy Bishop
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2003-15) U.S representative for New York’s 1st Congressional District
No. 3: Hillary Clinton
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2001-09) U.S. senator from New York; Former (2009-13) secretary of state; Candidate for 2016 Democratic presidential nomination
No. 4: John Kerry
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1985-2013) U.S. senator from Massachusetts; Failed 2004 Democratic presidential nominee; Secretary of state (2013-present)
No. 5: Diana DeGette
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for Colorado’s 1st Congressional District (1997-present)
No. 6: Louise Slaughter
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for New York’s 25th Congressional District (1987-present)
No. 7: Jeanne Shaheen
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from New Hampshire (2009-present)
No. 8: Barbara Boxer
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1983-93) U.S. representative for California’s 6th Congressional District; U.S. senator from California (1993-present)
No. 9: Kirsten Gillibrand
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2007-09) U.S. representative for New York’s 20th Congressional District; U.S. senator from New York (2009-present)
No. 10: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2004-11) U.S. representative for South Dakota’s At-large Congressional District
Since the early 2000’s, Planned Parenthood has spent over $12 million in lobbying efforts in the United States. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) said, “Their donation priorities demonstrate that, obviously, Planned Parenthood knows who will support their agenda no matter what. I am hopeful that the senators who voted against redirecting Planned Parenthood taxpayer funding will listen to the millions of people around the nation that are mortified that their hard-earned money is being used to facilitate the trafficking of children’s body parts. Federal funding for Planned Parenthood shouldn’t be a partisan or lobbying issue.”
Additionally, the Clinton family has received over $67,000 from Planned Parenthood during their political careers, and Hillary received nearly $12,000 from their employees specifically for her presidential campaign. Interestingly, one of Hillary’s donations came from the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), Vicki Cowart.
Cowart’s affiliate is featured in two videos released by the Center of Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the price of babies victimized in abortion. In one video, PPRM’s Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde explains how affiliates can get around laws that ban selling aborted babies for compensation. She says, “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing. If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”