Yesterday was a great day for the pro-life movement.
We finally, finally got to see the U.S. House of Representatives listen to our relentless demands to defund Planned Parenthood, and to keep the promises they made on the campaign trail. The House passed a healthcare reconciliation bill yesterday that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year of more than $400 million in taxpayer money!
That’s money Planned Parenthood will no longer have to spend betraying women, buying off politicians, and supporting their brutal business practices.
Instead, those funds will go to Federally Qualified Health Centers which do not commit abortions, provide more services than Planned Parenthood, and truly serve low-income communities.
This bill will now move onto the Senate, where we face an even tougher battle.
While the healthcare bill that passed the House yesterday isn’t perfect, it is a great start.
SFLA’s president Kristan Hawkins is not only an anti-abortion activist but she’s also a mother of two children with cystic fibrosis, very expensive “pre-existing” conditions. She’s optimistic for the future of healthcare in our nation because our goal should be that all vulnerable Americans are protected – including those who have deadly, genetic diseases like her children, with CF, Gunner and Gracie, and the preborn.
Yesterday was a huge victory for pro-lifers and yet another big blow to the the nation’s largest abortion vendor, which has also been referred for criminal prosecution by committees in both the House and Senate for their role in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts.
This victory would not have been possible without our pro-life students and everything they do on their campuses and in their communities.
The media won’t report it, but it was pro-life Millennials, like David Daleiden, Lila Rose, and the 1,100 Students for Life groups across the nation that led the charge to defund Planned Parenthood.
Our team at Students for Life has made defunding Planned Parenthood a priority for years.
It was of our strategic targets as we truly believe that defunding the nation’s largest abortion vendor is one of the most important steps we can take towards achieving our mission of abolishing abortion in our lifetime.
Since 2012, we have been on college and high school campuses exposing Planned Parenthood’s predatory business practices and turning our generation (their target audience) away from the nation’s largest abortion vendor.
We have visited hundreds of schools and reached millions of people with our message that we simply do not need Planned Parenthood.
Immediately after the baby body parts scandal was exposed in July 2015, we launched the “Women Betrayed” Project, which rallied pro-lifers across the nation to speak out against the lies Planned Parenthood tells women and how they change their abortion procedures in order to harvest and sell the organs of aborted babies.
In the last five years, we have visited over 500 college campuses with our “Planned Parenthood Project” and “We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood” campus tours (and we’re still on the road today!), showing how Federally Qualified Health Centers provide more services for pregnant mothers and how Planned Parenthood tries to trap young women into their predatory business cycle.
And because of the courageous efforts of our students every single day on campus, we’ve broken their iron grip.
This is the moment we have been fighting for.
The US Senate must now pass this critical legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.
Kristan was in Washington, DC yesterday with her friend David Daleiden, and they had the opportunity to share the truth about Planned Parenthood with some leaders in the Senate who will be essential in getting this over the finish line.
We will share more on this soon! But right now, the Pro-Life Generation is doing all we can to finally defund Planned Parenthood.
So can you please call your own Senators and tell them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood ASAP? This is so important. Find your Senators’ phone numbers HERE.
We cannot let up for a single moment in our goal to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood is in a fight for their lives.
Every day Planned Parenthood continues to receive our taxpayer funds, they’re amassing their radical pro-abortion armies to spread misinformation and lies about the healthcare bill and what will happen if they are defunded.
Remember, they had the choice to stop committing abortions and continue to receive federal money. They chose abortion.
Yesterday was huge, but we must continue to press forward because it’s only the beginning. We have so much left to accomplish in order to reach our goal of changing the culture and ultimately to abolish abortion in our lifetime!