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Support the Defund Planned Parenthood Amendment

By February 16, 2011LAC Hot Topics/Alerts
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Dear Friends,

As you know, Congress is now working on last year’s spending bills because the Democrat leadership and President Obama shirked their responsibilities before the November elections!

And, what a difference a year makes. Not only is the Republican-led House set to vote on historic cuts in federal spending, it is also restoring the principles and values Americans hold dear.

In addition to re-establishing all of our pro-life planks in the spending bills, the Republicans have eliminated $327 million in wasteful family planning programs and cut International Family Planning to FY 07 levels. The spending bill also eliminates the $55 million going to the U.N. Population Fund, which is complicit in the Chinese government’s barbaric program of forced and coercive abortion and sterilization. This is crucial, since the Obama Administration has chosen to disregard the Kemp-Kasten provision against funding such organizations.

One thing that the spending bill does not do is completely Defund Planned Parenthood! However, Representative Mike Pence (R-Indiana) has an amendment that prevents Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates from receiving federal funding.

Planned Parenthood portrays itself as a provider of women’s health services and has created an image of community service that is at complete variance with reality. Just in the past couple of weeks, several undercover videos from were released where Planned Parenthood employees were caught on videotape aiding and abetting a “pimp” in human sex trafficking and the exploitation of underage girls. Planned Parenthood is also facing 107 criminal charges, including 23 felony charges. It is unconscionable that the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing nearly 324,800 abortions according to its 2008-2009 annual report, receives $363 million of taxpayer monies.

Take Action Now: Please call your representative today and urge him/her to vote for the Pence Amendment to Defund Planned Parenthood. Please click here to find your representative and his/her direct line. Or, you can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121 and ask for your representative by name. Also, please send this e-mail to your friends and family so they can act too! It’s time to protect women and girls and defund Planned Parenthood!

Penny Nance
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. Please join us in praying that women and children will not feel the sense of hopelessness that drives them to go to Planned Parenthood Clinics. Let us also pray for those suffering from the emotional and physical effects of abortion. Lastly, let’s pray that the American genocide will end!

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