Father Frank's Alerts

Thank President Trump for Signing Legislation that Allows States to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood

April 19, 2017


President Trump has given us yet another pro-life victory and we need to thank him for it.

The President has signed into law a Congressional resolution that allows states to send federal family planning money only to clinics and organizations that do NOT perform or refer for abortions!

Last December, in what was called a “parting gift” from then-lame-duck-President Obama to Planned Parenthood, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a last-minute regulation that basically required states to send Title X family planning funds to organizations that perform abortions. 

The move was made to counter states that, in the wake of the videos that showed Planned Parenthood engaging in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, had denied public family planning money to abortion groups.

But our pro-life Congress and President took action to reverse the Obama rule.  Both the House and Senate voted to rescind the pro-abortion regulation.  And now President Trump has signed the measure into law.  We need to thank him.

So I am asking you to call or email the White House and let President Trump know that you appreciate his signing House Joint Resolution 43, the bill that allows states to redirect family planning money away from Planned Parenthood and to groups that do not perform abortions.

I will give you specific guidance on how to do that in a moment.

The measure doesn’t totally defund Planned Parenthood – it only allows the states that have tried to redirect federal family planning funding away from abortion-performing organizations to once again do so.  And the family planning program represents only a minor fraction of the government money Planned Parenthood receives.

But this move is a great start toward our goal of totally halting the flow of taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups.  It’s definitely cause for rejoicing!

Please act today.  It’s so encouraging to finally have a president who is pro-life and takes action to protect unborn babies.  President Trump takes a lot of heat from the abortion industry for his strong stands in defense of life – we need to let him know we support him.

And please pass along this email to as many others as you know who may be interested.

Just 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

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.

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