Mike Pence: Videos Demand De-Funding Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 8, 2011   |   7:28PM   |   Washington, DC

Congressman Mike Pence today spoke on the floor of the House in reaction to the videos showing Planned Parenthood staffers at six abortion centers in three states essentially show no concern for sexual traffiking.

The videos feature workers in Virginia, New York and New Jersey and they assist sex traffickers in securing abortions for the potential victims, getting them tested for STDs and showing the pimps how to cover up their activities.

Pence delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today regarding the need to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood:

“Mr. Speaker, it comes as a surprise to most Americans to learn that the largest abortion provider in America is also the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X. It’s heartbreaking news this morning that Planned Parenthood of America has now been the subject of one more undercover video showing someone posing as a pimp being facilitated by employees at Planned Parenthood in how to secure secret abortions, STD testing and contraception for child prostitutes.

“As a father of two teenage daughters I saw the video that came out this morning. I saw the video that came out last week and it’s an outrage to me. That employees of Planned Parenthood clinics across the country are facilitating the abuse of minor girls in this country should be a scandal to every American.

“The time has come to deny all federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America. I’ve authored the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would deny Title X funds to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider and Congress must act and act now to move this important legislation. Pro-life Americans and all Americans should not be forced to subsidize America’s largest abortion provider or continue to provide federal taxpayer dollars to Title X clinics that engage in this abhorrent behavior.”