April 26th marked our first SockIt2PP Rally, an impressive display of over 196,543 baby socks on Capitol Hill. We are now over halfway to our goal of collecting 323,999 baby socks, which is how many abortions Planned Parenthood did last year. As we continue to put pressure on our political representatives to keep their promises and defund Planned Parenthood, we must continue to actively challenge the abortion industry (especially your local Planned Parenthood affiliated) in our communities.
On May 4th, the House of Representatives passed the healthcare reconciliation bill that could potentially defund Planned Parenthood of 80% of their taxpayer funds (over $400 million!) for the next year. While we are still waiting on the Senate to review the bill, there is work to be done!
What You Can Do
Send in your socks! We need about 130,000 more socks to reach our goal of 323,999 socks. These socks will continued to be displayed in events throughout the year, and they will eventually be distributed to student groups for campus displays and to pregnancy resource centers around the country. Socks can be mailed to: Students for Life of America, ATTN: #SockIt2PP Campaign, P.O. Box 96960, Washington, DC 20090-6960.
Expose the truth about Planned Parenthood on your social media platforms. Share videos from Students for Life of America, explaining fungibility, questionable accounting, and more. Share videos from David Daleidan’s organization, the Center for Biomedical Progress, exposing the corruption of the abortion industry. Share graphics and statistics from SFLA’s Facebook page or our We Don’t Need PP website.
Write letters to local abortion clinic workers. We can help bring these men and women to better job opportunities (aka jobs that don’t kill people!). Write encouraging messages to help them have the courage to leave. See ideas at http://abortionworker.com/loveletters/.
Call your representatives. Call your state senators to tell them that you support defunding Planned Parenthood. Find your representative’s office phone number here: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/
This post was contributed by Beth Rahal, Pro-Life Future Director.