U.S. House votes FRIDAY MORNING on Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood!
On the morning of Friday, February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an amendment that has been offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), which 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. The House debated the amendment, but did not vote, on February 17.
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.” To read the entire NRLC letter, click here.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Please call the office of your U.S. House member and urge him or her to support the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1. (The Pence Amendment is Amendment Number 11.) If you already called, please call again. Simply click the “Take Action” link above, and you will see the correct phone number, as well as a suggestion for the message you should deliver to the staff person who takes the call. If you don’t see a “Take Action” link above, just go to http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/home/ and click on the Action Alert.
After that, if possible, please take a moment to use the handy “feedback” form to send NRLC a brief report, by e-mail, regarding what the staff person said about how your representative will vote on the Pence Amendment.