Benishek: Not One Red Cent to Planned Parenthood

Press Release

Date: July 23, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Following the release of videos revealing the disturbing practice of the sale of organs from aborted babies at Planned Parenthood clinics, Dr. Dan Benishek has helped author legislation to completely prevent any taxpayer resources from going to the abortion provider. HR 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, would immediately halt all sources of Federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and is currently co-sponsored by 124 Members in Congress.

"Like many in Northern Michigan, I am horrified by recent reports of illegal tissue sales at Planned Parenthood. I am supporting a complete investigation of this sordid matter, and I will fight to prevent a single dime of taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood," said Dr. Dan Benishek, a member of the Pro-Life Caucus.

In addition to this legislation, Dr. Benishek has co-signed a letter to the Department of Justice requesting that they look into the claims of illegal organ sales. He has also backed a House investigation led by the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as several other pieces of legislation to prevent tax dollars from funding any abortions.