Press Release

Russell Moore responds to President Obama’s veto of legislation to defund Planned Parenthood

Jan 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C, Jan. 8, 2016Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commented on President Barack Obamas veto today of the Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, legislation which included a provision that would have ended federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

"The President's veto and his support of Planned Parenthood are not surprising moves, but they are sobering reminders of how much more there is to do for the cause of women and the unborn, said Moore. The tax-supported human trafficking of Planned Parenthood is deeply entrenched in our cultural conscience, and it is grievous to see this administration's continual denial of the most basic of human rights to the most vulnerable among us."

The House of Representatives passed the legislation Wednesday and sent it to the presidents desk. The Act had passed the Senate in December.

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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