Gavin Rollins Says He’ll Defund Planned Parenthood

Candidate vows to redirect money to state adoption agencies.

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, redirecting the money to state adoption agencies. Rollins is running to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.

“We’ll give women a beautiful alternative to abortion by making the adoption process as easy as possible,” said Rollins. “Through education and social programs at the state level, we can begin to curtail the use of abortions as a method of birth control.”

Rollins said he will introduce the “Adoptions Instead of Abortions” bill if he is elected, which would divert taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood to state adoption agencies. The Heritage Foundation reported that in a three-year period, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds.

“For every one adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 81 abortions last year,” said Rollins. “That’s a total of nearly 346,000 abortions in one year; nearly 1,000 every single day. By making the adoption process easier and more streamlined, we can curtail this intolerable situation.”

Rollins recently received an endorsement from Florida Family Action because of his strong family values and defense of the unborn.

“Gavin Rollins is the real deal,” said John Stemberger, President of FFA. “As a patriot, proven conservative, and a life-long pro-lifer, he is exactly the kind of next generation leadership we need in Congress.”

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.