Father Frank's Alerts

Contact your Senators now to make sure the Senate Health Bill defunds Planned Parenthood and stops abortion coverage.

June 29, 2017

Dear Friends,

The U.S. Senate is on its July 4 recess but will pick up again with healthcare when they get back to DC.

I ask you to help me give them a message:

The health care bill they are working on must defund Planned Parenthood and must protect taxpayers from having to subsidize abortion through their insurance plans!

As you know from the news, the Senate is wrestling with H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act – the measure to amend Obamacare. 

The House of Representatives has already passed its version of the bill and the House version includes these two pro-life provisions.  It would make Planned Parenthood ineligible to participate in the Medicaid program next year, meaning $400 million in federal money would be redirected away from the billion-dollar abortion business and toward real health care providers!  And the House bill applies the Hyde amendment’s abortion funding restrictions to health insurance plans offered through the government system.

The Senate version of the Obamacare replacement bill can do no less!

We must let our Senators know today that these two crucial pro-life provisions – Planned Parenthood defunding and applying the Hyde amendment to health insurance coverage – are not negotiable.  They must be included in H.R. 1628.

Reportedly, there are at least two Republican Senators who support Planned Parenthood.  And, of course, all Democratic Senators do as well.  That means that we can pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood – if, and only if, all other pro-life Senators stand strong, enabling Vice President Pence to cast the tie-breaking pro-life vote. That means we must stand strong with those Senators.

Please contact your Senators and ask them to insist that the Senate health care bill defund Planned Parenthood and bar abortion coverage in government-backed health insurance plans.

Contact your Senators offices now so they will have your message when they get back from July 4 recess!

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


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