Thad Cochran Sponsors Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is cosponsoring legislation that will prevent taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood Federation of America in light of video footage implicating the organization in the trafficking of organs from unborn babies.

The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), would prohibit Planned Parenthood Federation of America or any of its affiliate organizations from receiving federal funding.  The bill, S.1881, is expected to be considered by the full Senate during the first week of August.

“The Planned Parenthood videos are deeply disturbing in their callousness toward women and infants, and in their disregard for the sanctity of human life,” Cochran said. “There are other more responsible organizations that can better use taxpayer resources to help women and children.”

Interview with Stephen Worley, the deputy communication director for the senate appropriations committee.