Help Me Encourage Congress
As They Investigate the Abortion Industry!
A couple of weeks ago I sent you an action alert about what Congress is doing to investigate the abortion industry. I return to that theme now, because today, Thursday, December 1, Congress is taking action on this matter. They are voting at 2:30pm to allocate money to offset the costs of the vitally important panel
Which has been investigating the abortion industry for its immoral and illegal practices!
This work has been done through the "Select Panel on Infant Lives."
So please read through this for more details and make the phone calls indicated in the instructions.
You can be sure that the pro-abortion members of Congress will take today's debate as an opportunity to
Criticize, belittle and mock the work of the pro-life members who comprise this panel.
We have to speak even more loudly in support of it!
Please make the calls, even if you did so already, because now there is the added factor of today's vote -- and then please pass this email along to as many others as you can.
This Select Panel has been investigating atrocities like
Selling the brains, heart, lungs, and livers of children after they are aborted!
Abortions in the seventh, eighth, and ninth months of pregnancy!
Killing babies born alive after a failed abortion!
And other atrocities
The panel, about which I have posted more background information which you will see as you click through the steps on this alert, has issued some 41 subpoenas and various criminal and regulatory investigations have been launched as a result of the information gathered.
Here is how the panel officially explains its purpose:
Pursuant to H. Res. 461, the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will have jurisdiction to review the following:
1.Medical procedures and business practices used by entities involved in fetal tissue procurement
2.Any other matters with respect to fetal tissue procurement
3.Federal funding and support for abortion providers
4.The practices of providers of second and third trimester abortions, including partial birth abortion procedures that may lead to a child born alive as a result of an attempted abortion
5.Medical procedures for the care of a child born alive as a result of an attempted abortion
6.Any changes in law or regulation necessary as a result of any other findings made
The work of the panel has already gathered information hurtful to Planned Parenthood and the wider abortion industry, and this information
Can be crucial as the new Congress and President Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood!
Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has written,
"Throughout our research, we have seen both patients and the integrity of our nation’s tissue and organ donation programs exploited for financial gain… anyone who sells baby body parts for a profit should be barred from receiving federal funds for any purpose. We do not give federal funds to those who violate our criminal statutes."
But the work has only just begun. More information needs to be gathered, especially given the fact that
The Democrats on the committee have been totally uncooperative, obstructionist, and even walking out on the committee meetings!
And today, you will hear, in the debate to be held in Congress, how much they despise this important work and those who do it!
But despite that, the courageous Republican members of the committee press on with their work. They are in the majority and will remain in the majority, and they are all vigorously pro-life. The names of the Republicans who have served on this panel are:
The Honorable Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee - 07) - Chairman
The Honorable Joseph Pitts (Pennsylvania - 16)
The Honorable Diane Black (Tennessee - 06)
The Honorable Larry Bucshon (Indiana - 08)
The Honorable Sean Duffy (Wisconsin - 07)
The Honorable Andy Harris (Maryland - 01)
The Honorable Vicky Hartzler (Missouri - 04)
The Honorable Mia Love (Utah - 04)
So what I am asking you to help me do is to
1) Thank these brave men and women for their work on this Panel, for which they have endured much criticism, and
2) Urge your own Representative to vote to fund the work of this committee through H. Res. 933
As Rep. Blackburn has said, "we are continuing to work diligently at the Select Investigative Panel to expose the real face of America’s abortion industry. The American people deserve to know the truth."
So will you help me encourage her at the rest of the Congressional leadership?
Obviously, there will be more work to do on this during the next Congress. Let's show our support for what has already been done and our willingness to support what will be done next!
Click here to sign on to the letter that I will send to the Speaker of the House and the Select Panel's members.
And please pass this alert along to everyone you can, so that they can do the same!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
P.S. This is the type of action that Priests for Life can take nationwide as we mobilize our movement. To help make it possible for Priests for Life to conduct campaigns such as this one, please click here and be as generous as you can.