In the craziness of a presidential campaign, sometimes rumors get started that, with the advent of social media, that take hold and appear to become gospel — even though they’re not true. One such Internet rumor is the false claim that pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio opposes de-funding Planned Parenthood. This rumor is easy to refute, as Rubio voted not once but three times in recent months for legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Refuting the claim, Jahan Wilcox, a spokesman for Rubio, told TheBlaze: “Marco Rubio has always voted with Tim Scott and Joni Ernst to defund Planned Parenthood and anything to the contrary is false.”
In fact, Rubio voted in December for a pro-life bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, before that he voted for a Planned Parenthood de-funding bill in September, and Rubio also voted in August for a measure to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this year, in exclusive comments to LifeNews.com, Rubio said he would sign a bill to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business “immediately” if elected president.
“Yes, I would [sign the bill],” Rubio told LifeNews.
“We must defund Planned Parenthood, and I have voted multiple times to do so. I have voted against budget deals that include funding for an organization that continuously demonstrates callous disregard for defenseless unborn children,” Rubio continued.
During his first days in office, if elected president, Rubio would have a chance to quickly cut off Planned Parenthood funding by re-implementing the Mexico City Policy that cuts off taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood to promote and perform abortions in other nations. President George W. Bush put the policy back in place, cutting off tens of millions in taxpayer funds for the abortion giant, but President Barack Obama overturned it.
“I will re-implement the Mexico City Policy immediately,” Rubio promised to LifeNews. “As president I will work to make sure that taxpayer dollars are never spent on abortions at home or overseas.”
The abortion company understands that Rubio wants to yank its taxpayer funding and stop abortions — which is why planned Parenthood called Rubio the “worst nightmare” for women.
“I just believe deeply that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws,” Rubio said during the last Republican debate. “I would rather lose an election than be wrong on the issue of life.”
It would be a shame if any pro-life candidate lost an election over false rumors that he or she is not pro-life when the candidate has compiled a sterling 100% pro-life voting record, as has Rubio.