Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Graves: I will fight to keep money out of hands of abortion providers
Over the past few weeks, Republicans in Congress have had the opportunity to make their priorities known before federal agency budgets are finalized.
One of my priorities throughout this process has been keeping money out of the hands of abortion providers and pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood.
Just this Congress, I have signed or helped introduce multiple bills that continue our fight for life. One prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion or any health plan that covers abortion.
Another prohibits abortions after 20 weeks gestation, where it has been proven that babies can feel pain in the womb.
A third keeps Title X family-planning grants away from abortion providers. Another immediately halts all federal funding to Planned Parenthood for one year.
Finally, this Congress I cosponsored the Life at Conception Act. This important bill removes the Roe v. Wade block to stopping abortions by using the Court’s own language to make abortion illegal, classifying unborn babies as living humans and thereby ensuring they have the same Constitutional rights as you and I.
I will continue fighting to protect those who cannot defend themselves. Defining life at conception is our best way to do that.