WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) - Georgia's U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are joining 22 other Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood. Senate Bill 1881, was written after video footage detailing Planned Parenthood's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies.
"The government should not be funding Planned Parenthood or any abortions in the first place," said Senator Isakson. "These videos that have come to light are incredibly disturbing, and we should launch an immediate investigation into this organization's abhorrent activities. I will continue to fight to ensure Planned Parenthood does not receive another dime from hardworking taxpayers."
"These gut-wrenching videos underscore the serious nature of the situation," said Senator Perdue. "As a parent, and now grandparent, I find these actions unthinkable. Planned Parenthood should not receive any federal funding, period. I will continue defending life and I join many Georgians and Americans in calling for an immediate investigation."
In addition to defunding Planned Parenthood, this legislation ensures that federal funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood will continue to be available to other eligible entities to provide important women's health care services.
The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation next week.
Last week, Isakson and Perdue also sent a letter with 48 senators to the Obama administration condemning the video footage and calling for an investigation of the senior Planned Parenthood executives shown discussing in gruesome detail the organization's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies.