The abortion issue is deeply embedded into the nation’s political culture whether we like it or not. It’s this way because 44 years ago, seven male justices decided to override the laws of more than 30 states by making abortion legal in all nine months of pregnancy.
On top of that, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, has weaseled their way into the taxpayer piggy bank, receiving over half a billion a year from us, the taxpayers.
Tax money going to Planned Parenthood = political issue.
Many, many politicians, mostly Republicans, ran for federal office last year promising that if they were elected, they would immediately vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Pro-lifers voted for them. They got sworn into office and then Friday happened.
Last Friday, the Republican leaders in the House pulled the second scheduled vote for the American Health Care Act, which was created to repeal and replace Obamacare and would have defunded Planned Parenthood.
Yet, the bill was never voted on because House leaders couldn’t come up with the votes to pass it – even though the GOP has the majority.
The good news is, the pro-life issue had nothing to do with why this bill failed.
The bad news is, Planned Parenthood is still raking in taxpayer funding.
To say that pro-lifers are frustrated is an understatement. We are angry.
Honestly, I don’t care what type of internal leadership challenges are happening on Capitol Hill right now. All I care about is that Congress does the job we elected them to do and that they fulfill their campaign promises to defund our nation’s abortion Goliath – by any means necessary.
What was Planned Parenthood’s, and their pussy-hat brigades, response on Friday: jubilation! They squeaked out another victory yet again but this time, all they had to do was watch their opponents self-destruct.
We are hoping this is only a temporary setback but even so, we can’t help but wonder if an all-out betrayal by our pro-life friends on Capitol Hill is just around the corner.
For the past eight years, all we’ve heard in Washington is that we needed to capture the White House and the majority in both Houses of Congress in order to achieve the strategic objectives of our movement.
And this November, they got it. Huge win.
But now the excuse is that: “well, we need to get to 60 votes in the Senate so we don’t have to worry about the Democrats’ filibusters.”
Congress, it’s time you either put up or shut up. Whatever it takes, Planned Parenthood must be defunded. The organization is a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar nonprofit that takes hundreds of thousands of lives a year – and does so with 43% of their budget coming from us, the taxpayers.
Need more reasons why they need to be defunded – here’s a mere 100 of them.
SFLA launched the #Sockit2PP campaign earlier this month and we have to kick it up a notch.
We must get 323,999 baby socks delivered to Congress in April to show them – give them a visual they can’t miss – why Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded and why they need to keep their promises.
Have you sent us a baby sock yet? DO IT! Go to www.sockit2PP.com right now and send us a sock or donate money and have us buy your baby sock for you.
Have you called your Congressman or Senator and demand they defund Planned Parenthood? Find their info here: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/. Call the White House too (202-456-1414)! President Trump also promised to defund Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.
Our elected officials aren’t in DC to make friends – they are there to do their job, which is to strip the abortion industry of our tax dollars.