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September 20, 2016

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New Zika Funding in CR is Raise to Planned Parenthood

As the Senate nears a deal to fund the government, Heritage Foundation’s Roger Severino, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, argues the proposed funding plan for fighting the Zika virus is “essentially a raise” to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“It’s shameful that Planned Parenthood and its congressional allies were able to hold emergency health funding hostage until ‘Big Abortion’ got a cut of the new money,” Severino says. “Congress should fund compassionate and life-giving care with taxpayer funds, not an abortion industry that has disqualified itself by placing profits over respect for human life.”

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