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.