Pro-Abortion Republican Senator Admits: “I Am a Supporter of Planned Parenthood”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 20, 2015   |   2:03PM   |   Washington, DC

When the Senate casts votes to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Senate Democrats use the filibuster to prevent the Senate from passing measure to stop funding the company that sells aborted babies and their body pats. But Democrats aren’t the only ones standing in the way of de-funding Planned Parenthood.

An Alaska Republican senator sides with the abortion business and she recently told a television station in her state that she is a “strong supporter” of the abortion company.

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Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood has been repeatedly caught selling aborted babies and their body parts, Senator Lisa Murkowski thinks the “legitimate” services the abortion corporation offers makes it worthy of her strong support. Here’s what she told KTUU:

I’m a supporter of Planned Parenthood. I believe that the services that are provided for the tens of thousands of Alaskan men and woman, access to not only women’s health care but also access to men’s as well, access to screenings, access to affordable birth control, is an important service and I have supported that. It’s always important to caveat that there are no federal dollars that Planned Parenthood receives that go toward abortions. That’s not the case. So I would like to see the services that men and women receive continue

Murkowski also defended her votes against de-funding Planned Parenthood and she appears to have no problem with it selling aborted baby parts as long as it’s not breaking any laws doing it:

There are a couple of different votes that I think are important to put into context here. The first one was a procedural vote that would have allowed us to get on the measure to discuss whether or not Planned Parenthood should be defunded. That was the Senate bill, a defunding. I did not believe and I do not believe that Planned Parenthood should be defunded. What I was concerned about and remain concerned about was that Planned Parenthood, through some of its affiliates, may have been engaged may have been engaged in illegal activity when it came to the collection of fetal tissue. We don’t know yet is illegal activity was conducted. The head of Planned Parenthood has come before congressional committees and said there was none. I would like an independent investigation of that. Because if there was illegal activity it not only needs to be stopped, it needs to be punished, because that’s a violation of the law and there needs to be consequences for it.

Murkowski also seems to think that selling aborted baby parts is alright as long as only a few Planned Parenthood clinics do it:

There are some 700 Planned Parenthood affiliates. Of those 700, there were only seven that do anything related to the collection of fetal tissue. Seven out of 700.

The House of Representatives will vote on Friday on a bill that will use the reconciliation process to approve legislation to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The Senate will vote a third time on de-funding once the House passes the measure. Don’t look for Murkowski to support it.