WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee passed a resolution to end “any and all” taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and divert the money to other women’s health organizations.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, praised the decision for “taking this pro-life stand to get taxpayers out of the abortion business.”
She noted that Planned Parenthood’s annual report showed it performed a record-high 333,964 abortions for fiscal year 2010-2011 while health services it provided for women decreased.
“This abortion-centered business simply doesn’t need or deserve taxpayer dollars,” Dannenfelser said.
The Republican resolution was sponsored by RNC committeewoman Ellen Barrosse of Delaware.
“It’s time to send our taxpayer dollars to organizations that truly care about women,” Barrosse said. “I thank my fellow RNC members for reaffirming our commitment to the unborn and their mothers.”