Benishek Votes to Pass Key Pro-Life Bills

Press Release

Date: Sept. 18, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Reproduction

Following the release of videos revealing the disturbing practice of the sale of organs from aborted babies at Planned Parenthood clinics, Dr. Dan Benishek 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. The House voted today to pass this legislation.

"Northern Michigan taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize something they find morally reprehensible. It is clear that Planned Parenthood engages in barbaric practices that are unacceptable to most Americans. I will always stand on the side of life," said Dr. Dan Benishek, a member of the Pro-Life Caucus.

The House also voted in favor of H.R. 3504, a bill that would require doctors to administer life saving treatment to babies who survive failed abortions.In addition to these bills, 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.