At an event with Ohio Right to Life, presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Planned Parenthood should not receive any funding from the federal government. He explained, “In this case it really doesn’t matter whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, we should all agree that what’s happening at Planned Parenthood, what’s being revealed in these videos, is atrocious, it’s grotesque, it’s barbaric. And there’s more to come, they shouldn’t get a penny of federal funding.”
As LifeNews previously reported, in multiple videos released by The Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood executives are discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts from aborted babies. In fact, in one of the newest videos the abortion company is caught harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive, which is in violation of the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act. The legislation requires abortion facilities, hospitals and other places that do abortions to provide appropriate medical care for a baby born alive after a failed abortion or purposefully birthed to “let die.”
Rubio also said the money they are receiving should be redistributed to other health care clinics. He said, “Let’s take that money, not cut it, but take it and let’s give it to federally qualified health centers all across this country that are providing women health care without doing any atrocious activities that we see in these videos.“
Earlier this month, Rubio reiterated his pro-life views at the Republican presidential debate and said future generations will call our country barbaric for our radical support of abortion. He explained, “I believe that every single human being is entitled to the protection of our laws, whether they can vote or not. Whether they can speak or not. Whether they can hire a lawyer or not. Whether they have a birth certificate or not. And I think future generations will look back at this history of our country and call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies who we never gave them a chance to live.”
Later he added, “What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States.”
Additionally, the pro-life Senator from Florida said Planned Parenthood should be de-funded because of their disregard for unborn life and disrespect for women. In a letter he explained, “It should be noted that Planned Parenthood’s callousness does not extend merely to the unborn. The videos also reveal that Planned Parenthood views the women that they purport to serve as nothing more than profit centers for their macabre business. One of the videos shows a senior Planned Parenthood official speaking casually about the tactics she employs in order to deceive patients so that their unborn children can be better utilized for organ and limb harvesting. This is a violation of the rights of their patients.”
Listen to Rubio’s remarks at the Right to Life event in the video below.