Call Now: Stop Funding Planned Parenthood!

September 16, 2015

On Tuesday, the Center for Medical Progress released its tenth video exposing Planned Parenthood’s appalling disregard for unborn babies. Planned Parenthood executives are seen mocking laws against selling aborted baby parts while acknowledging the public relations problem they would have if Americans knew what they were doing.

In response, the House of Representatives will take up two bills on Thursday. The first, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134), would halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. The second, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), would increase criminal penalties for abortionists who kill babies who survive the abortion.

Both of these bills are good policy, but unfortunately, they have no chance of becoming law before the end of this fiscal year.  The only way to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood is to attach language to must-pass legislation barring the organization from receiving taxpayer funds.

In order to avoid a government shutdown, Congress needs to pass a spending bill by September 30th. Because Congress has failed to pass appropriations bills through the normal process, the only way to keep the federal government open after September 30th is through a continuing resolution (CR). Congressional leadership does not want to fight on Planned Parenthood and has no intention of using the power of the purse right now.

All Members of Congress should be on record as to whether or not they want to fund an organization that kills babies, sells their parts for profit, and enjoys $1 billion in net assets. Planned Parenthood does not need or deserve your taxpayer funding.

Please contact your representative and senators. Tell them to block Planned Parenthood funding in the upcoming CR.

Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

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