John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, would not say whether the Republican-majority House will fund Planned Parenthood in the upcoming appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), either through a stand-alone bill or a government-wide continuing resolution (CR).
At the Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Boehner, “By September 30, the House needs to pass a law to fund HHS in fiscal 2016. Will that law — whether it’s a stand-alone appropriations or a CR — fund Planned Parenthood?”
Boehner said, “The Planned Parenthood issue is under review of two of our committees.”
“Listen, I’ve seen these two videos,” Boehner continued. “They’re gruesome, and I think they’re awful,” in reference to two undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating over the transfer of tissue and organs from aborted babies.