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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Alex X. Mooney spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to voice his support of H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act.  This act would prohibit the funding of Planned Parenthood for a year to allow a full Congressional investigation to take place.

“Voters in West Virginia, and all across America, oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. Taxpayers should not be funding the number one provider of abortion in the country that kills a child every 90 seconds. We should direct the $540 million that goes to Planned Parenthood to the more than 13,000 health centers and hospitals around the country that provide better comprehensive women’s care,” said Rep. Mooney.

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The Defund Planned Parenthood Act passed the United States House of Representatives today by a vote of 241-187-1.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s second congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.