The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has issued an urgent Action Alert stating that the U.S. House will vote this morning on the Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood! The Pence Amendment, offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R-In.), would deny all federal funds through September 30, for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., and 102 PPFA affiliates, which are named in the text of the amendment. Planned Parenthood of Milwaukee, WI is one of the affiliates named.
The House debated the amendment, but did not vote, on February 17. The amendment is to H.R. 1, a bill that would fund the government through September 30, 2011.
On February 14, NRLC sent House members a letter urging them to support the Pence Amendment, saying, “PPFA is the nation’s largest abortion provider, reporting 324,008 abortions in 2008. It appears that abortion accounts for roughly one-third of the aggregate income generated by PPFA-affiliated clinics. According to press reports, PPFA has recently mandated that all of its regional affiliates must provide abortions by the end of 2013. Recent media reports regarding abuses associated with PPFA-affiliated clinics in multiple states provide an additional justification for the amendment.”
Wisconsin Right to Life urges everyone to contact their Congressman and request support for the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1. It is far past time to defund Planned Parenthood.
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