Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on two bills to strengthen and protect pro-life policies:

"Earlier this summer, videos were released showing employees at Planned Parenthood discussing a horrifying topic – the proper way to preserve the limbs and organs of a child during an abortion in order to harvest the organs for sale.  Prolife, or prochoice, this should strike at the conscience of everyone.

Today, the House passed two bills to strengthen the protections of the unborn and defund Planned Parenthood.  It’s wrong for taxpayers, many of whom are opposed to killing unborn babies, to be forced to provide their tax dollars to help fund these horrific practices.”

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – H.R. 3504 – strengthens current law to provide legal protection to infants born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortions.

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act – H.R. 3134 – defunds Planned Parenthood for one year.