Pottawattamie County GOP calls for defunding Planned Parenthood

Baby 3By The Iowa Statesman


According to Pottawattamie County Republican Party chairman Jeff Jorgensen, the party’s Central Committee met last night and voted overwhelmingly to call on the state’s elected officials to act on defunding Planned Parenthood.

“Our resolution to defund Planned Parenthood passed last night at our Central Commite meeting almost by unanimous vote,” he said. “We had one abstention out of approximately 50 votes.”

The unofficial count has now risen to six counties that have called for the abortion provider to stop receiving any taxpayer support. The movement began as a result of investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that provided overwhelming evidence that Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of tissue and body parts “harvested” from aborted babies.