Defunding Planned Parenthood means women will die, according to the liberal media’s latest attacks on one congresswoman.
On Friday, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) reintroduced H.R. 354 or the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017. Among other things, the legislation would halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year and redirect the money to community health centers nationwide (that do not perform abortion) on top of an additional $235 million.
Rep. Black shared the news on social media, tweeting, “#BREAKING: I just reintroduced legislation to promote women's health over abortion by defunding #PlannedParenthood.”
Unsurprisingly, the liberal entertainment and media world took the opportunity to attack and criticize Rep. Black.
One of the first to respond, E.L. James, the author of the depraved 50 Shades trilogy, tweeted a picture of a Planned Parenthood tote bag and asked, “Are you providing comprehensive and free contraception for women?”
Fusion reporter Marisa Kabas accused the congresswoman of causing women to die. “you realize you're doing literally the exact opposite?” she tweeted, “women are going to die because of you.”
@RepDianeBlack you realize you're doing literally the exact opposite? women are going to die because of you.— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 7, 2017
Along the same lines, Forbes staff writer Clare O’Connor tweeted, “Women are going to die because of legislation like this. If you're in a position to donate to PP, do so now.”
Women are going to die because of legislation like this. If you're in a position to donate to PP, do so now. https://t.co/Bsj5qOz0Rw— Clare O'Connor (@Clare_OC) January 7, 2017
Kate Tuttle, who writes for the Boston Globe and L.A. Times, added, “Either you're lying or misinformed. Federal money hasn't funded abortion in decades. Defunding PP will harm women, not help them.”
@RepDianeBlack Either you're lying or misinformed. Federal money hasn't funded abortion in decades. Defunding PP will harm women, not help them.— Kate Tuttle (@katekilla) January 7, 2017
Anticipating the response, Rep. Black released the following statement on the reintroduction:
From my years on the frontlines of the pro-life movement, I know the scare tactics that Planned Parenthood will use when speaking about this bill, so let me be very clear: My legislation does not cut a single dime from public health funding. In fact, this bill provides an additional $235 million for our nation’s community health centers. For Planned Parenthood or others to claim that our legislation blocks access to preventive care is an outright lie. This is about promoting true women’s healthcare over elective abortion and honoring the conscience rights of American taxpayers who don’t want their tax dollars used to fund a scandal-ridden abortion enterprise.
A registered nurse, Rep. Black recently made headlines in the pro-life movement for serving as a member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives following the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing the harvesting of aborted baby parts.