Christian activists call on state to stop funding Planned Parenthood

Branstad 2010 DebateBy The Iowa Statesman


It’s safe to say there are few who weren’t outraged after viewing the video of a top Planned Parenthood official detailing how the organization sells the organs and body parts of aborted babies to be used in scientific research. And now, a wide-ranging group of Iowans has launched a petition campaign to urge Gov. Terry Branstad and legislative leaders to investigate Planned Parenthood and to end taxpayer funding for the organization.

The petition writers’ point hits home with reference to a video in which Branstad, while campaigning for election in 2010, said he would defund Planned Parenthood. Scroll down to see the video. The article continues after the video.

In fact, the state continues to use taxpayer money to fund abortions. Senate File 505, the Health and Human Services budget bill, includes funding for abortions for women on Medicaid. It was adopted by both the House and the Senate on June 3, and was signed into law July 2 by Branstad.

“We call on Iowa’s Governor Terry Branstad to keep his campaign promise to defund Planned Parenthood. We expect every legislator who voted to fund Planned Parenthood to call for an immediate investigation into the organization’s practices. We call on Iowa’s churches to rise up for justice, to rescue those being led away to slaughter, and to practically empower Iowans to choose life and care for the living. We cannot deny this evil. We certainly cannot fund it. The time has come to end it.

“Every person deserves equal protection under the law. Yet, our most vulnerable citizens are being targeted for execution and their bodies sold like objects. We petition our elected employees to stop these crimes and amend our state’s law to protect every Iowan’s inalienable right to life.”

CLICK HERE to sign the petition.