Skip to comments.Urgent email from Planned Parenthood on upcoming House vote (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 02/15/2011 8:08:51 AM PST by Gopher Broke
CALL Rep. xxxxxxxxxx NOW.
Congress is voting to cut off all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers.
This is the most dangerous legislative assault on women's health and Planned Parenthood in our history.
Tell Rep. xxxxxxx to vote NO on any attempt to end Title X funding and cut off women from their only source of primary care.
This is it. Right now, Congress is considering a provision to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers.
This is truly an emergency for Planned Parenthood and women's health. Call now and tell Rep. xxxxxxxx to vote NO.
Anti-choice leaders in the House are forcing a vote that would deny Planned Parenthood health centers every dime of federal funding. Without this funding, many people would lose access to their only source of basic health care.
We need you to act now by calling your representative. Dial 202-730-9001 and tell your representative to vote NO on any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
Critical public health programs including Title X provide funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care for those who can't otherwise afford it and all of this funding is in danger. For many women, Planned Parenthood clinics are the only source for these services.
The consequences of passing this bill are clear and they would be devastating. More women would have unintended pregnancies. Cancer would develop, undiagnosed, in countless women. There is no doubt: cutting off millions of women from care they have no other way to afford places them at risk of sickness and death.
That's exactly what Congress is voting on this week. It's up to us to tell them NO. It's up to us to protect local health centers and the people who rely on them every day. It's up to us to make it clear that we will not stand for these outrageous attacks on Planned Parenthood or any effort to undermine access to lifesaving care. Speak out now demand that Rep. xxxxxx vote NO.
Thank you for standing with us and helping to protect Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens our health centers serve.
Cecile Richards, President Planned Parenthood Federation of America
P.S. We know we are communicating with you frequently during this difficult time. Thank you for your patience and support.
Ah the cry of the baby butchers in the morning... so delightful :)
get it done Congress, at least down there, step by step stop these killers.
“More women would have unintended pregnancies” Sorry but you spread your legs and have sex with any guy that happens to come along is NOT UNINTENDED. If you cannot be trusted with The First Choice you are given, why in the hell do you deserve another one at MY EXPENSE?? I will make you a deal, immediately turn over all paperwork as well as names and addresses of everyone in your organization that has willfully covered up Underage Girls who became pregnant by an ADULT MALE for CRIMINAL PROSECUTION and we can talk about your proposal.
Well, I guess "health" and "death" are just about the same thing with only a few letters difference!
I know 4 people who support Planned Parenthood. Of those 4, 3 have had abortions. The 2 I know the best have serious regrets about their decision to do so, yet they are still “pro-choice.” I don’t get it.
If it wasn’t so macabre and evil to hear baby butchery labeled with the easy euphemism “primary care,” it would be funny. Hitler’s gas chambers must have been “primary care” for Jews, too.
Congress will vote THIS AFTERNOON on measures that
would prevent government funding for the nation’s
largest abortion chain — Planned Parenthood, an
organization that raked in over $360,000,000 in
taxpayer dollars last year.
It’s absolutely vital that you call your Member of
Congress RIGHT NOW and tell them how you feel about
removing ALL taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood
and other abortion providers!
Call the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and
ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.
If you don’t know who that is, go here to find the
name by submitting your zip code:
In some cases you’ll need to know your 9-digit zip.
Find that here:
As you know, Planned Parenthood has been in the news
lately for its institution-wide scandal of aiding and
abetting human trafficking of girls as young as 14.
Additionally the abortion chain has now ordered ALL
of its affiliates to start performing abortions —
or leave the Planned Parenthood umbrella.
On Monday, you and I — and thousands of other people
of faith and conscience — held prayer vigils outside
more than 200 Planned Parenthood offices to raise
awareness about how this organization is dangerous
for women and girls.
See photos, videos, news stories and more from vigils
around the country at:
At the same time we were praying on Monday, Planned
Parenthood’s national president, Cecile Richards,
sent a massive e-mail blast to abortion advocates
across the nation with the subject line:
“The worst attack — ever”
The message screamed: “URGENT! They want to shut down
every Planned Parenthood” and called our efforts the
most “dangerous assault” on their abortion business
in its entire history.
Richards begged abortion proponents to immediately
call Congress and demand a “NO” vote on any measure
to strip the abortion chain’s taxpayer funding.
And word is that the abortion crowd is ringing phones
off the hook on Capitol Hill.
It is VITAL that you let Congress know how you feel
about de-funding Planned Parenthood!!
This could be a pivotal moment in our efforts to end
abortion in America!
40 Days for Life
P.S.- Please forward this important message to your
friends and ask them to call as well - time is short!
Please call to STOP Planned Parenthood funding today.
Keep in mind PP has their phone callers hounding Congress.
Pray and make the sacrifice to make this call for the love of God, the
conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the
Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Yours in the Sacred Hearts,
FOR ALL WHO SIGNED OUR STOP PLANNED PARENTHOOD TAX FUNDING PETITION
We can end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, but we need your help
The Continuing Resolution (see more info below) is being discussed RIGHT
NOW, so you need to make contact immediately. Call your members of Congress
and tell them to support Amendment #11 to CR1 and take all federal money
away from Planned Parenthood.
If you do not know who your member of Congress is, you can call the House
switchboard, 202-224-3121, and they can tell you. Your calls are needed
Here is the explanation of what is going on:
Planned Parenthood is in trouble
Planned Parenthood, which has always tried to convince the public and
lawmakers that it is a “trusted” provider of women’s reproductive health
services, is in trouble.
Recent public disclosures of what goes on behind the doors of Planned
Parenthood have tarnished its image and emboldened lawmakers to seriously go
after its taxpayer funding.
In recent issues of this Wednesday STOPP Report we have brought you the
stories as they unfolded (click here
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=6219&F=H to see back issues).
In New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington, DC, Planned Parenthood has
been caught on tape by Live Action
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=3863&F=H films helping “sex
traffickers” in their business
In Tennessee, and elsewhere, parents are actively fighting
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=6595&F=H against Planned
Parenthood sex education programs.
Pro-life groups across the country are calling for the defunding of Planned
Parenthood and holding vigils to call attention to this demand.
Planned Parenthood reacts
Planned Parenthood has been under attack before, but this time is different.
This time, Planned Parenthood understands that its taxpayer funding is
vulnerable. It also knows that, if it loses its taxpayer funding, it is
essentially out of business.
When Medicaid reimbursements are added to its other government grants and
contracts, the majority of Planned Parenthood’s income is from the American
taxpayer. That’s right, over 50% of Planned Parenthood’s income is from us
and, right now, there is a real possibility it may be taken away.
As a result, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, has released a one minute video desperately asking its supporters
The video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuz3fB1yRbs
Can you just feel the desperation in her voice?
The Continuing Resolution and Planned Parenthood
The United States government works on a fiscal year that begins on October 1
of one year and goes to September 30 of the following year. The last
Congress did not approve a budget for the current fiscal year, so the
current Congress is actually trying to handle bills for two separate fiscal
For the current fiscal year (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011),
Congress is dealing with a Continuing Resolution to keep the government’s
doors open. This has nothing to do with the Obama’s proposed budget (see
The official designation of the bill is Continuing Resolution 1 (CR 1). As
we are writing this WSR, Congress is actively working on CR 1.
There are several provisions of CR 1 that would affect Planned Parenthood:
* The CR currently eliminates all money to the Title X family planning
program. PP gets over $75 million a year from this program.
* The CR includes the Mexico City Policy - a provision to ensure no
international population planning and population assistance funding is
provided to foreign nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform
elective abortion. This, too, would take millions from Planned Parenthood.
* The CR prohibits funding for UNFPA and deletes a $55 million earmark
for UNFPA. Planned Parenthood works with the UNFPA and, therefore, some of
this money goes indirectly to PP.
In addition, there are a couple of proposed amendments to CR 1 that directly
* Amendment #11 submitted by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is the most
devastating amendment from Planned Parenthood’s perspective. It would
prevent any funds made available under the CR from being provided to Planned
Parenthood. The amendment states “None of the funds made available by this
Act may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation
of America, Inc. or any of the following affiliates of Planned Parenthood
Federation of American, Inc.” and lists all Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
This amendment, if included in the bill, would take away all federal
government money from Planned Parenthood until, at least, September 30,
* Amendment #262 submitted by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) would eliminate
all $440 million allocated for international population control, family
planning and reproductive health. Planned Parenthood receives millions of
dollars from these funds through its affiliates in countries all over the
Planned Parenthood supporters in Congress are not only opposing these
amendments, but are introducing amendments to restore funding for Title X
and for other programs
The New Budget and Planned Parenthood
In addition to the Continuing Resolution, Congress is also beginning to deal
with the budget for the United States for the fiscal year beginning October
1, 2011 and continuing through September 30, 2012.
This is the Obama budget that has been in the news this week along with the
statements that the Republicans will be cutting that budget.
This is totally separate from the Continuing Resolution and you can be
assured that many members of Congress will be looking to keep Planned
Parenthood out of that budget also.
We will be bringing you information on this budget as events unfold over the
next few months.
Remember: ACT NOW
Planned Parenthood is scared (just listen to Cecile’s voice on the video
link above). Now is the time to put pressure on Congress and end its
funding. We have been shown by recent world events that power is in people
speaking out together and in great numbers. We can change America and we can
stop the funding of Planned Parenthood. But, we must all work together and
join our voices for this to happen. PLEASE, do not sit this one out. Tell
you members of Congress we want NO MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Pro-Life Action of Oregon
an American Life League Associate
On the morning of Friday, February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an amendment that has been offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R-In.), which would deny all federal funds, through September 30, for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., and 102 PPFA affiliates, which are named in the text of the amendment. The House debated the amendment, but did not vote, on February 17.
On February 14, NRLC sent House members a letter urging them to support the Pence Amendment, saying, "PPFA is the nations largest abortion provider, reporting 324,008 abortions in 2008. It appears that abortion accounts for roughly one-third of the aggregate income generated by PPFA-affiliated clinics. According to press reports, PPFA has recently mandated that all of its regional affiliates must provide abortions by the end of 2013. Recent media reports regarding abuses associated with PPFA-affiliated clinics in multiple states provide an additional justification for the amendment." To read the entire NRLC letter, click here.
Please call the office of your U.S. House member and urge him or her to support the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1. (The Pence Amendment is amendment no. 11.) If you already called, please call again. Simply click here to enter your zip code into the "Call Now" box, and you will see the correct phone number, as well as a suggestion for the message you should deliver to the staff person who takes the call. After that, if possible, please take a moment to use the handy "feedback" form to send NRLC a brief report, by e-mail, regarding what the staff person said about how your representative will vote on the Pence Amendment.
Why is my government funding abortion centers? Why should I pay taxes to pay for these?