Students for Life of America attends White House meeting to help defund Planned Parenthood

Students for Life of America participated in a meeting and press conference today at the White House with Vice President Mike Pence, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and other pro-life and business leaders, to discuss efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, including the importance of defunding Planned Parenthood.

“Obamacare was the largest expansion of abortion in more than 40 years. The majority of American people, including millennials, oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. It’s time for Congress to repeal this deadly legislation,” said Brendan O’Morchoe, Vice President of Strategy for Students for Life, who was at the White House meeting.

Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said, “Every day, American taxpayers are forced to contribute $1.5 million to Planned Parenthood, while the abortion chain commits 897 abortions. It’s time for the Senate to deliver on their promises and defund our nation’s largest abortion business.”

O’Morchoe added, “We appreciate the leadership shown by President Trump and Vice President Pence in their commitment to defunding Planned Parenthood and keeping pro-life protections in healthcare reform legislation. Pro-life millennials are eager to see Planned Parenthood defunded so we can move towards real healthcare solutions.”

Students for Life of America is now mobilizing thousands of student leaders on more than 1,100 campuses across America to call upon the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, and redirect those funds to more qualified and comprehensive community health centers.

Students for Life of America is the largest youth pro-life organization in the nation, with grassroots pro-life student groups on more than 1,100 campuses nationwide.