Senators who voted down a bill to defund Planned Parenthood just hours after welcoming Pope Francis with open arms to speak in their chambers are hypocrites, the Rev. Franklin Graham says.
“The hypocrisy of our Senate never ceases to amaze me,” the evangelist said on his Facebook page. “They welcomed Pope Francis into their chambers with a standing ovation and then within hours they voted down the bill to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that not only murders innocent children in their mothers’ wombs but is also guilty of selling body parts from these babies.”
He pointed out that the “the first pontiff in U.S. history to address Congress” reminded lawmakers of mankind’s “responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”
Americans must call abortion “what it is — murder; and we need lawmakers and leaders who are brave enough to stand and fight for human life,” he wrote.
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