Vice President Mike Pence Tells CPAC: “I Was Honored to Vote to Help States Defund Planned Parenthood”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 22, 2018   |   4:05PM   |   Washington, DC

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the conservative political action conference today otherwise known asCPAC. He informed the audience about the pro-life gains made during the administration of President Donald Trump.

Pence talked about how president Trump promisde to a point good judges to federal courts and how he has come through, especially on the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

The Vice President also talked about how President Trump promised to promote pro-life values as president. He explained how President Trump immediately moved after his inauguration to defunding the international Planned Parenthood abortion business.

And Vice president Pence also talked about how he himself was able to cast the vote necessary to break the logjam in the Senate and pass legislation to help States defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

Here’s are his comments:

THE VICE PRESIDENT: He promised to appoint strong conservatives to the federal courts at every level, and President Trump came through. He appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — (applause) — and set a record for the most circuit court judges appointed in the first year of any administration in history. (Applause.)

And President Donald Trump promised to stand for the inalienable right to life. (Applause.) And from the first day of this administration, he reinstated the Mexico City Policy. And I was honored to cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to send a bill to the President’s desk to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood. (Applause.)

The U.S. Senate voted last year to pass a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prevented states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood.

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The Senate voted 50-50 for the bill, with a couple of liberal pro-abortion Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the abortion giant and Republicans voting pro-life. The tie vote made it so pro-life Vice-President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to approve the measure.

In recent years, several states receiving Title X family planning grants have opted to direct those funds to county health departments, community health centers, or other types of providers, in preference to organizations engaged in objectionable activities, such as Planned Parenthood, a mega-marketer of abortion that has also been involved in selling aborted baby parts.

H.J. Res. 43, if passed by the Senate and signed by the President, would mean that states, if they chose, could continue to attempt to redirect Title X funds away from objectionable organizations like Planned Parenthood.