ERLC President Russell Moore Responds to Senate Vote on Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2015 The U.S. Senate voted to continue federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The bill was introduced to the Senate following a series of videos released in mid-July, detailing the sale of body parts, organs and tissue of aborted babies to researchers.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the vote:
I am disappointed that the Senate did not show the moral leadership to stop funding this violence. Now Senators are on record as for or against, and the debate goes on. We will not rest until the fundamental protections of right to life and liberty apply to all, regardless of age, income, or stage of development.
The proposal fell seven votes short in reaching the 60-vote threshold needed to advance. Visit senate.gov to see how each senator voted.
The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.
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