UPDATE 1/10, 10:48a: The list of cosponsors is up. Is your congressperson on the list? If not, ask him or her to sign on, as I just did with my own. Also, we have a bill number: HR217.

1/7, 5:40p: I wrote yesterday that in the coming days and weeks House pro-lifers would be introducing 4 important bills.

The 1st, a bill to repeal Obamacare, has already been set in motion.

And today, Congressman Mike Pence introduced our 2nd bill, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would cut off Title X funding to organizations that commit abortion. The most obvious target is Planned Parenthood, which Congressman Pence spotlighted in his statement:

It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad.

Last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts.  During that same time, they performed an unprecedented 324,008 abortions.

The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.

The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will prevent any family planning funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions.  It will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars.

I am grateful for the support of more than 122 original co-sponsors….

Am working on getting the names of those cosponsors, so you can see if your rep is on the list and if not, urge him/her to sign on. [UPDATE: Am told the names should be posted Monday.]

Here is video of Congressman Pence introducing the bill…

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