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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is a cosponsor of S.1861, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to defund Planned Parenthood.

"Each successive video of senior Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of tissue remains of aborted babies is more gruesome than the last," Sen. Moran said. "Human lives are the cost of the organization’s appalling efforts to collect fetal organs and tissues. I have long opposed taxpayer funding for abortion providers, and now it has become even more obvious why our tax dollars should not be permitted to facilitate these disgusting practices. Planned Parenthood is perversely treating unborn children as a commodity to be abused, and there are real concerns that their actions are not only immoral but illegal. I am hopeful the Senate will soon vote on our legislation to deny Planned Parenthood federal funding."

Last week, Sen. Moran joined senators from across the country in asking Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to cooperate fully as Congress investigates this organization that receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Click here to read Sen. Moran’s full letter to the HHS Secretary.

Click here to read the legislative text of S.1861.

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