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Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children

Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood

August 3, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture:

"Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood.

"Although the effort to reach cloture on a standalone bill failed tonight, this should not deter us in the fight to eliminate taxpayers' funds being used to bankroll the abortion industry and what appears to be the ongoing criminal organization of Planned Parenthood.

"I encourage my colleagues to continue to fight to defund this organization that places more value on the sale price of babies' body parts than it does on the sanctity of human life. We should not rest until we have done everything in our power to protect the life of unborn children. Ensuring no additional federal dollars go to the abortion industry or Planned Parenthood is a good place to start. This is why it is critical that we stand together to insist that not another dollar of our hard-earned money goes to a group profiting from the buying and selling of the body parts of babies."

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