08.03.15

Senator David Perdue Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 1881, legislation he co-sponsored to defund Planned Parenthood: 

“As a parent, and now a grandparent, I find these actions unthinkable. Planned Parenthood should not receive any taxpayer money, period. I stand with many Georgians and Americans in the fight to defend life and I will continue to advocate for an immediate and thorough investigation of these disturbing actions.”

Senator Perdue recently joined 49 senators in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell condemning the videos and urging Secretary Burwell to cooperate with ongoing and future investigations, including Georgia’s joint review of clinics in the state. Additionally, Senator Perdue co-sponsored legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and require that a special prosecutor be named to examine the practices of Planned Parenthood.