Contact Your Representative and Senators and Urge them to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood Now!
April 17, 2017
We have an opportunity to take funding away from Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, right now, and I need you to help me urge Congress to do so.
Please read through this email and take the steps to contact your Representative and Senators!
The good news is that our pro-life members of Congress are willing to do this, and so is the President.
The challenge is that there are so many dangers of delay, distraction, and, of course, pressure from the other side.
So what our elected officials need right now is a strong reminder from you and me that this is a top priority and we want to see it get done now!
And timing is everything.
Without getting into the complex details of House and Senate procedure -- about which I received a full briefing in Washington just the other day on this matter -- I can tell you this: We have a short window of time right now in which the rules make it as easy as it gets for the House and Senate to take the money away from Planned Parenthood.
But the clock is ticking -- if we (or they) wait much longer, it actually gets harder.
What we're asking them to do is to utilize a process called "reconciliation," which only requires a majority vote -- and the pro-life votes have the majority!
If they miss this window, they would have to round up 60 votes in the Senate to make it happen -- and they do not have that.
So now is the time to act.
And we are also asking that Congress take this action as a separate measure, without waiting until there is consensus on a wider, more complex health care bill. We've already seen the difficulties they are having in passing an overall health care bill. I'm confident that will happen eventually.
But there is enough consensus right now on stopping the flow of your money and mine to Planned Parenthood, the largest baby-killing industry in America.
So why wait?
If there's consensus now, let's urge the Congress to take this step now!
Now you may be thinking that you don't need to do this either because those who represent you in Congress are already pro-life (and therefore are going to do the right thing anyway) or are so pro-abortion that nothing will convince them. You may be right on both scores, but they still need to hear from you, because when those on either side of this issue make their case on this issue to their colleagues and to the media, we want them to be able to say that lots of people support de-Funding Planned Parenthood!
There's also one more reason that now is the best time to act: Members of Congress are on their Spring break this week, away from Washington, and in their home districts -- that is, closer to you!
This gives you the opportunity to visit them in their local office, or go to a town hall meeting they may be holding, and raise the important issue of de-funding Planned Parenthood.
The link below will lead you to simple action steps I am urging you to take now.
Remember, we are talking about nearly $400 million of taxpayer money going to an organization that is killing babies, selling their body parts, and engaged in other criminal activity that we have helped uncover over the years in partnership with groups like Life Dynamics.
We are talking about 43% of Planned Parenthood's total revenue -- and not one dime of this money would not be taken away from women's health care, but rather redirected to community health centers that outnumber Planned Parenthood by 20 to one, and that don't kill babies.
This is a win-win situation for the pro-life movement, for women's health, and for children in the womb!
So please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others as you know who may be interested.
Please click below and follow the instructions that I will give you.
And thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!
Please click here for further instructions on how to take action to support this measure.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
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