- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan
- United States of America
Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually, in addition to the benefits it accrues as a consequence of its tax-exempt status. Planned Parenthood has been under federal investigation since the release of a series of videos showing its directors and other employees negotiating the sale of babies aborted at their facilities. The sale and purchase of fetal tissue is a federal crime.
Moreover, the congressional panel established to investigate the nation's largest abortion provider found that at least one affiliate provided unfettered access to patient health records to an outside entity for the purpose of harvesting fetal tissue. This violates federal health care privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Since the videos were released in 2015, Planned Parenthood has continued to receive funding and tax benefits at the expense of federal taxpayers.
Sign this petition to let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan know that you want Congress to stop ALL funding to Planned Parenthood immediately.
Planned Parenthood has violated numerous federal and state laws by selling fetal tissue for profit. Moreover, its representatives have repeatedly demonstrated a callous indifference to the inherent value of human life, including the lives of the women they purport to serve. At least one Planned Parenthood affiliate is under federal investigation for allowing its business partner unfettered access to patient records in violation of health care privacy laws.
Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize an organization that displays such a blatant disrespect for federal laws and the safety of its patients.
Please defund Planned Parenthood immediately, whether through a comprehensive health care bill, through stand-alone legislation, or any other vehicle that will ensure that Planned Parenthood receives no further federal benefits.