U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) is cosponsoring legislation that would cut government funding from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Carl said Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the United States and, according to its annual report, receives roughly $670 million in taxpayer money annually.

The legislation, called the Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act, would also prohibit funding any of Planned Parenthood's affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics.

"Using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions is blatantly disregarding the will of millions of Americans," Carl said. "The Biden Administration has continually forced their radical pro-choice policies on Americans for far too long, and I am proud to join my colleagues in protecting the right to life."

He continued, "Life is a precious gift from God, and every human is made in God's image. Every person, whether born or unborn, is a life worth protecting. Protecting life from conception to death is a top priority of mine, and I'm proud to be an advocate for life."

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is carrying companion legislation similar to Carl's bill in the Senate. Carl said his bill has received support from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, Americans United for Life, Students for Life Action, Heritage Action, and March for Life Action.

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