Planned Parenthood is one of the most family unfriendly organizations in the country. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion seller, performing more than 300,000 abortions every year. Since Roe v. Wade they have taken over 7 million lives, while raking in billions in taxpayer dollars.
This directly affects us in North Dakota as well. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 1,260 women in North Dakota were referred for abortions in Minnesota in 2014. Even though our state is relatively conservative, that is still over 1,200 children who will never live the life God intended for them.
It is time for Congress to re-direct funds away from Planned Parenthood. Instead, we need to fund community health centers, like our state’s FirstChoice Clinics which offer a range of loving prenatal and postnatal health care. These clinics provide pregnancy testing, ultrasound, pregnancy options information, prenatal/parenting education classes, community resources/referrals, post-abortion recovery resources/referrals, and fertility care education/referrals. In other words, everything an expectant or new mother might need, without the onerous abortion procedure that ends life.
The good news is that there is hope. If Congress were to pass a reconciliation bill, it would cut off taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. The required legislative language to do this has already cleared procedural hurdles in the last Congress.
Moreover, Congress has the votes to get it done now and President Trump has promised his signature. Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota, Susan B. Anthony List, and many other state family councils signed a letter to Congress encouraging them to take this action, but Congress needs to hear your voice as well.
Now is the time to act on this opportunity. Please contact your senators and representative and let them know you want them to pass the reconciliation bill and defund Planned Parenthood.
Together, we can take a stand to ensure more precious children will live. As Psalm 115:14 states, “May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children.”
Thank you for unleashing your citizenship on this truly life-changing legislation.
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