Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Urges Defunding Planned Parenthood

July 22, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today supported efforts to defund Planned Parenthood through a one-year moratorium on all federal funding while Congress investigates allegations of profit for harvesting of unborn baby tissue and organs. In the wake of additional undercover footage of another Planned Parenthood official bartering over the price of harvested organs and joking about wanting a Lamborghini. 

“As more details of these gruesome allegations come to light, it’s clear that federal funding of Planned Parenthood must cease,” Rep. Olson said. “The appalling lack of respect for human life is evident in the casual way baby body parts are discussed for price. This moral lapse is despicable and must be stopped. I will continue to do all I can protect the unborn, their mothers and the sanctity of life.”

Olson Pro-Life efforts:

Olson sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the Planned Parenthood allegations. He is an original cosponsor of H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act. Olson also cosponsored H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. He has also introduced the Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act each session since coming to Congress.

 

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