Planned Parenthood Clinic in St. Paul, MN
Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue (CC-By-2.0)
Planned Parenthood Clinic in St. Paul, MNPhoto credit: Fibonacci Blue (CC-By-2.0)
Planned Parenthood Clinic in St. Paul, MN
Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue (CC-By-2.0)

The Polk County Republican Central Committee voted Tuesday night to approve a resolution calling for the state of Iowa to defund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer money. The resolution was introduced by Tim Overlin, and there was some debate as to whether the committee should entertain such a resolution.

In the end the resolution passed with an overwhelming majority.  The Polk County Republicans are the 5th county party (that Caffeinated Thoughts is aware of) to pass such a resolution, and this follows the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee passing their own resolution.

Below is the text of the resolution:

Whereas, the Platform of the Republican Party of Iowa has consistently recognized the sanctity of human life and the personhood of the unborn, and

Whereas, recent information has indicated that Planned Parenthood may illegally profiting from the sale of baby parts,

We, the Polk County Central Committee, call upon Governor Branstad and the Republican caucuses in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate to remove all state funding from the Planned Parenthood, including funding for non-abortion related services.

You May Also Like

Reynolds Applauds Iowans Stepping Up to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted Iowa businesses helping address the shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during COVID-19 crisis.

Traffic Cameras: Safety or Cash?

Though his efforts did not succeed in banning traffic cameras from Iowa…

Iowa Legislative Democrats Punt on Marriage

Republicans in both the Iowa House and Senate tried to push a…

The Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa House District 50 Race

I had somebody email the invitation below to me last night: The…