Pro-Life Millennials Call For Defunding Of Planned Parenthood

Money should be redirected to Federally Qualified Health Centers

Students for Life of America announced on Wednesday, July 26th that pro-life student groups on more than 225 campuses across America, representing tens of thousands of pro-life students, have signed a joint letter calling on Congress to:

1) Immediately stop funding the nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood, and

2) Redirect the over half a billion dollars they receive every year from taxpayers to healthcare facilities that do not provide abortions, yet deliver excellent care to women and their families.

“Students deserve better than Planned Parenthood. While Planned Parenthood targets millennials for abortions, students understand that federally qualified community health centers provide higher quality, comprehensive primary and preventative care that better serves their needs. It’s time for Congress to get all taxpayer funding of abortion and Planned Parenthood out of healthcare,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.

Read the full letter below – – –

Dear Congressional Leaders,

Millennials tend to get tossed around in the press for being lazy, selfie-centered and socially liberal, but that’s not the truth. We are an educated generation, with nearly two out of every three of us attending college. We are incredibly diverse, not only in race but also in political viewpoints. And we care about social justice, equality and our communities, which helps to explain why we are more passionately anti-abortion than generations before us. In fact, the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement found that 53% of Millennials believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances.

As a result of the elections last year, an entirely new government has an unprecedented opportunity to implement policies that reflect the viewpoints of a nation that is moving in a more positive direction on abortion, and that seek to provide true equality to women and protect them from businesses that betray their trust and endanger their health.

To this end, we ask you to:

1) Immediately stop funding the nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood, and
2) Redirect the over half a billion dollars they receive every year from taxpayers to healthcare facilities that do not provide abortions, yet deliver excellent care to women and their families.

We understand the very real struggle for women who are pregnant and don’t know how or if they can care for a child – we see this all the time on our campuses. But the sad truth is that Planned Parenthood only has one thing in mind: making money off of abortions. This is wrong and a great injustice, one we intend to correct in our lifetime.

As pro-life leaders on our campuses and in our communities, we talk to our peers every day about Planned Parenthood, and it doesn’t take much for them to see that the nation’s largest abortion giant should be defunded.

When we talk to our peers about the more than 320,000 abortions that Planned Parenthood does every year, coupled with the vast amount of resources they spend on elections (more than $30 million, almost all to Democrats, in the past cycle), students, even pro-choice ones, are very receptive to agreeing that Planned Parenthood should be defunded.

Contrary to Planned Parenthood’s claims, women will not lose healthcare or access to needed services. Federally Qualified Health Centers outnumber Planned Parenthoods over 20-to-1.

Continued funding for women’s healthcare, particularly for low-income women and families, is vital for our communities.

We want funds going to non-criminal healthcare facilities and we don’t want to fund the nation’s largest abortion vendor, especially one that has been referred for criminal prosecution on over a dozen counts by both the U.S. House and Senate.

The bottom line is that we don’t need Planned Parenthood.

Sincerely,

The Pro-Life Generation

Students for Life groups from these schools signed the Pro-Life Generation Letter to Congress:

Adams State Universtiy
Adelphi University
Albertus Magnus High School
Angelo State University
Aquinas High School
Augusta University
Ave Maria University
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Bellevue College
Belmont Abbey College
Benet Academy
Bishop Donahue High School
Bishop O’Connell High School
Boca Homeschoolers
Boston College
Bowling Green State University
Brownsburg High School
Bryan College
Butler University
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
California State University-Fresno
California State University-Fullerton
California State University-Sacramento
Carmel High School
Carroll High School
Cascade Middle School
Central College
Central Michigan University
Centre College
Chadron State College
Chicago
Christendom College
City College of San Francisco
Clark College
College of DuPage
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia County Christian School
Concordia College (NY)
Cor Jesu Academy
Corban University
Cornell University
Cornerstone Prep
CUNY Queens College
Davidson College
Delbarton School
Dixon High School
Drake University
Duke University School of Law
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Fairfield University
Faith Christian School
Farmington High School
Father McGivney Catholic High School
Felician University
Flagler College
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fontbonne University
Fort Hays State University
Galesburg High School
George Fox University
George Mason University
Gonzaga University
High Point University
Holy Cross Academy
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Homeschool
Homeschool
Homeschool
Homeschool
Homeschool
Homeschool
Houston Baptist University
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Irmo High School
Ithaca College
Kansas State University
Kettle Run High School
Kirkwood High School
Lake Superior State University
Liberty University
Loudoun County High School
Loyola University of New Orleans
Lutheran High School of St. Charles County
Maria Regina High School
Marmion Academy
Marymount University
Mercer University
Mercy High School
Miami University
Miami University-Hamilton
Michigan State University
Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Moody Bible Institute
Mount St. Mary’s University
Mullen High School
North Dakota State University
North Pole High School
Northeast Catholic College
Northern Kentucky University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame High School
Oakland University
Ohio University
Olentangy High School
Oral Roberts University
Oregon State University
Otterbein University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Pacific Lutheran University
Paul VI Catholic High School
Penn Trafford High School
Peoria Notre Dame High School
Piedra Vista High School
Pikes Peak Community College
Portland State University
Princeton University
Quincy University
Regent University
Regis Jesuit High School
Reicher Catholic High School
Roanoke Homeschool
Robinson Secondary School
Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart High School
Saginaw Valley State University
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University School of Law
San Francisco
San Jose State University
School Districts in and around Fostoria
Sedro-Woolley High School
Seton Catholic Central
Seton Hall University
Seton School
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Southern Methodist University
Springfield Catholic High School
St. Benedict at Auburndale High School
St. Catherine University
St. Gregory’s University
St. James Academy
St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
St. Mary’s College (IN)
St. Mary’s University (TX)
St. Patrick School
St. Teresa’s Academy
Stone Bridge High School
Stony Brook University
Sweet Briar College
Tacoma Community College
Temple University Law School
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
The Classical Academy-College Pathways
The College of William & Mary
The Willows Academy
Toccoa Falls College
Trinity University
Truman State University
Tuscarora High School
Union University
University Nevada-Reno
University of Akron
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
University of Chicago
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
University of Dallas
University of Florida
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Mary Washington
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of Montevallo
University of Nebraska-Kearney
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of Nevada-Reno
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Indiana
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Washington
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Vermillion High School
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Visitation School
Wahlert Catholic High School
West Valley College
Western Oregon University
Western Washington University
Whatcom Community College
Wheaton College
Whitworth University
Wilson High School
Xavier University
Zionsville Community High School