Huelskamp, a U.S Congressman from Kansas, spoke and received loud applause. The Values Voters Summit is sponsored by two anti-gay hate groups, the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, along with the Liberty Counsel and the Heritage Foundation.
At no point was there any audible disagreement.
Annie-Rose Strasser at Think Progress, who published the video and transcript, below, makes this important point:
Federal funding for Planned Parenthood goes to cancer screenings, checkups, and STI testing. The organization serves roughly 5 million adults and youth a year for those purposes. Under the Hyde Amendment, it is barred from receiving federal funding for abortion services. Neither does Obamacare require any person to pay for abortion services against their religious beliefs. The law does require insurance companies to provide women copay-free birth control, but the abortion pill and procedure are not required to be covered.
Huelskamp: Perhaps the biggest war against our liberties is the war that is being waged against those that are not here today, the unborn. Besides slavery, abortion is the other darkest stain on our nation’s character and this President is looking for every way possible to make abortion or available and more frequent. And he wants you to pay for it. Even if you disagree with it.
Welcome to another provision of Obamacare. Like the pro-slavery forces that invaded Kansas the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder. [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, I am the adoptive father of four children, each of them either Black, Hispanic, Native American, and I am incensed that this President pays money to an entity that was created for the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine — a racist organization and it continues to target minorities for abortion destruction. Shame on this President and shame on that party.
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