Pro-Life Leaders Calls On McConnell to Resign

Sep 29, 2017

A pro-life leader is calling upon Mitch McConnell to resign as Majority Leader. “This repeated incapacity to get the job done is completely unacceptable. I call on Mitch McConnell to resign from his position as Senate Majority Leader because of this leadership failure,” said Troy Newman of Operation Rescue. Republicans have been unable to get even fifty votes together to pass any reform of healthcare. But Planned Parenthood continues to be funded. “This means Planned Parenthood will have the resources it needs to continue its killing spree, and thousands of lives will be lost because of it,” said Newman. While campaigning, candidate Trump promised pro-lifers that he would defund Planned Parenthood and redirect the funds towards other community health centers. Newman called for McConnell’s replacement to be someone who can “unite the party and fulfill Trump’s agenda.” Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America called the continue funding of Planned Parenthood to be “appalling.” “This is why many in the pro-life community and pro-life generation are weary of trusting the Republican Party in particular and office holders in general.” “Too often, the promises made on the campaign trail are broken when a real opportunity to act is presented. It is time that the Republican Party demands a pro-life litmus test to make their actions match their words and their platform.