Those in the House of Representatives concerned about the lives of preborn babies are trying, once again, to take all federal money away from Planned Parenthood.
They need your support if they are to succeed.
Congress is working on finalizing the fiscal 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services funding measure. The current deadline for having this in place is March 23. But there is a major battle going on among members of the House Labor HHS spending panel. Those on the panel who care about the babies are insisting on several provisions to protect them. Those who support Planned Parenthood are dead set against the changes.
The measures being pushed by those who want to protect babies include:
- Cutting off all federal funding of Planned Parenthood
- Eliminating the federal family planning program (Title X)
- Formally ending the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
- Ending funding research that uses human fetal tissue obtained after an abortion
These are all actions supported by American Life League.
As you would expect, the Planned Parenthood supporters on the panel are fighting vigorously against these efforts. There will be a lot of pressure to compromise and approve a bill that does not contain these provisions. We are already hearing some representatives—who say they support the babies—talk about accepting last year’s funding language, which did not have the new restrictions, as a compromise.
Compromise means only one thing: MORE DEAD BABIES.
IF WE ARE TO HAVE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING A GOOD FUNDING BILL, WE NEED YOU TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY.
Calling is easy. Just dial 202-224-3121 and enter your zip code. If you don’t know your representative’s name, simply stay on the line and the operator will assist you.
Tell your representative to support the baby saving changes (listed above) to the fiscal 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services funding measure.
If you’d rather send an e-mail, go to House.gov and enter your zip code in the upper right-hand corner. That will take you to your representative’s web page.
Please make these calls, or send e-mails, as soon as possible. We are facing a March 23 deadline. You need to let all the representatives know where you stand.
Thank you for your immediate action!