Rev. Franklin Graham took the side of Republicans who have threatened to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding, and said that President Barack Obama would have the blood of “children” on his hands if he vetoed the defunding effort.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Graham praised House Republicans for passing the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would likely be filibustered by Senate Democrats before ever reaching the president’s desk.
“This is a great step. The bill stops government funding of Planned Parenthood for at least the next year—to the tune of around $500 million annually—while Congress investigates the allegations against them including selling baby body parts,” Graham wrote. “I’m thankful that those supporting this bill stood firm. It still has to pass the Senate, so we need to continue to pray.”
The pastor concluded: “President Obama has said he will veto the bill—if he does, it will be at his own peril and the blood of those children who are butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands.”
The president has also promised to use his veto pen if Republicans insist on stripping Planned Parenthood funding from the budget. The government will partially shut down if Congress is not able to pass a budget by Sept. 30.
(h/t: Christian Post)