Politicians in Washington are being taken to task for not fulfilling their campaign promises.
Many Republicans, including President Trump, campaigned on defunding Planned Parenthood, yet all attempts to actually do so have failed in Congress. Most recently, some Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against an amendment Senator Rand Paul (KY) introduced.
Jim Sedlak of American Life League insists that elected representatives need to fulfill their campaign promises.
"If you've been campaigning on removing Planned Parenthood funding and someone introduces a bill that will remove Planned Parenthood funding, you ought to be jumping on it immediately," he submits. "Even though you think that there may not be those final one or two votes, that should not prevent you from endorsing that bill and voting for it."
Another aspect American Life League objects to is that the bills so far have permitted exceptions for rape and incest, meaning Planned Parenthood could get Title X family planning funds if they only aborted children conceived in those circumstances.
"Their lives are as important as the lives of every other child in the womb," Sedlack says. "Yet bill after bill in the United States Congress tries to exclude them from the provisions of the bill."
Meanwhile, President Trump is left to take action through federal agencies to eliminate some funding for the abortion conglomerate because Congress will not pass a defunding measure.