Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King voted only “Present” in regard to H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act this week.
King says the federal government should not be sending any funds whatsoever to Planned Parenthood. He says H.R. 3134 simply restates current law. He further explains why he didn’t vote “yes” or “no” but simply, “present.”
King says the bill takes a huge step backwards from the initial conservative position that Planned Parenthood should not be receiving federal funds. He says, “The gruesome practices that have been brought to light in the recent Planned Parenthood videos are appalling and have proven that they have no intention to follow current law.”
King says the way the bill is written leaves the administration an “out”.
King says “no taxpayer should be compelled to fund abortion, especially through Planned Parenthood.”