Marsha Blackburn: Defund Planned Parenthood for Endorsing Infanticide

Katie Pavlich

4/5/2013 8:15:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded after Florida PP official Alisa Lepolt openly endorsed infanticide when questioned about what should be done if a baby is born alive after a botched abortion. More from LifeNews:

Blackburn sponsored the first pro-life bill of the 113th Congress – the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 61) – to stop taxpayer money from going to big, profitable abortion businesses.

“Planned Parenthood owes the American taxpayers answers to some very basic questions. Any organization receiving taxpayer funding should not lobby in support of expanding abortions, especially controversial propositions like infanticide which dramatically calls into question the way Constitutional rights are bestowed upon every person born in this country,” Blackburn said.

She told LifeNews in a statement, “Planned Parenthood’s disturbing testimony is just one more reason why we must pass H.R. 61 – to end taxpayer funding for big abortion businesses through the Title X grant program.”

Blackburn is Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

Planned Parenthood refused to apologize for Lepolt's statement but did attempt to backtrack.

The abortion giant ha released a new statement that fails to condemn the remarks or revise its position against the legislation. In fact, Planned Parenthood assures the public that its abortion practitioners will provide appropriate medical care for newborns lucky enough to survive an attempt on their life via abortion.

The statement says:

Last week, a panel of Florida state legislators demanded speculation about a vague set of extremely unlikely and highly unusual medical circumstances.  Medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the scenario presented by the panel of legislators should happen, of course Planned Parenthood would provide appropriate care to both the woman and the infant.