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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham opposed funding bill due to Planned Parenthood

September 30, 2015
In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday for a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but it did so without Congressman Ralph Abraham’s vote.

Abraham, R-Alto, is among the 151 House members who opposed the measure, which received 277 votes for passage, including Democratic support.

Abraham, whose 5th District includes Rapides and some other Central Louisiana parishes, said he voted against the funding bill, called a continuing resolution, because it preserved funding for Planned Parenthood.

“I will listen to anyone and compromise when appropriate, but I will never compromise my principles. I could not in good conscience vote for a CR that provides funding for Planned Parenthood,” Abraham said in a statement.

“I believe Congress missed an opportunity to leverage the power of the purse to protect life. Fighting to defend the unborn is a battle I’m always willing to wage, and I will continue to look for opportunities to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its barbaric abortion practices.”

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