The Senate is voting at 5:30pm EST to potentially defund Planned Parenthood after the abortion giant was exposed as illegally adapting procedures, sometimes using partial birth abortion, to profit from the sell of organs. Some say this is pointless because Obama will veto, but our senators need to know the rational American voice is strongly opposed to what Planned Parenthood is doing. See my last post for an introduction, and more things you can do. It would be encouraging if you would reply once you take action.
Here’s what I’m up to on this, and I hope you’ll get up to it, too, if you’re not already:
Here are the senators to contact, beyond your own: Susan Collins, Joe Manchin III, Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, Robert P. Casey, Jr., Lisa Murkowski, Mark Kirk (here’s why)
Here are their Twitter accounts: @SenatorCollins @Sen_JoeManchin @SenDonnelly @SenatorHeitkamp @SenBobCasey @lisamurkowski @SenatorKirk
Take the challenge! All 100 Senators: @lisamurkowski @SenDanSullivan @SenatorSessions @SenShelby @JohnBoozman @SenTomCotton @JeffFlake @SenJohnMcCain @SenatorBoxer @SenFeinstein @SenBennetCO @sencorygardner @SenBlumenthal @ChrisMurphyCT @SenatorCarper @SenCoonsOffice @SenBillNelson @SenRubioPress @SenatorIsakson @sendavidperdue @maziehirono @SenBrianSchatz @senjoniernst @ChuckGrassley @MikeCrapo @SenatorRisch @SenatorDurbin @SenatorKirk @SenDanCoats @SenDonnelly @JerryMoran @SenPatRoberts @McConnellPress @RandPaul @BillCassidy @DavidVitter @SenMarkey @SenWarren @SenatorCardin @SenatorBarb @SenatorCollins @SenAngusKing @SenGaryPeters @SenStabenow @alfranken @amyklobuchar @RoyBlunt @McCaskillOffice @SenThadCochran @SenatorWicker @stevedaines @SenatorTester @SenatorBurr @senthomtillis @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven @SenatorFischer @SenSasse @KellyAyotte @SenatorShaheen @CoryBooker @SenatorMenendez @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall @SenDeanHeller @SenatorReid @sengillibrand @ChuckSchumer @SenSherrodBrown @robportman @InhofePress @SenatorLankford @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden @SenBobCasey @SenToomey @SenJackReed @SenWhitehouse @GrahamBlog @SenatorTimScott @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker @JohnCornyn @SenTedCruz @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee @SenKaineOffice @MarkWarner @SenatorLeahy @SenSanders @SenatorCantwell @PattyMurray @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson @Sen_JoeManchin @SenJohnBarrasso @SenCapito @SenatorEnzi
Here are suggested tweets to send to all senators, especially the ones singled out above the list of 100, and your own:
Vote YES on S.1881 to #DefundPP. They change procedures (to partial birth), & sell parts. https://t.co/RY2fptgiM0
When “extremists” do the extreme, we expect “moderates” to speak up, NOT defend it. Where’re the @PPact moderates? #DefundPP
There are better ways to do research: https://t.co/ZVYbrePKAa #DefundPP Yes on S.1881
S.1881 would not reduce access to affordable healthcare, would redirect the funds away from @PPact #DefundPP & vote YES!
The Susan B. Anthony List has good templates you can use to call or email your senators. Check out the left-hand sidebar.
For Facebook: Tag all the senators you want to tag, with this message:
Vote yes on S.1881 to defund Planned Parenthood. They admit to committing these federal offenses in the undercover videos…whether or not the videos were legally filmed:
• they know they are doing the abortion for the purpose of organ donation
• they change procedures to make organ procurement possible
• they use the partial birth procedure
• they profit from selling the organs, as they charge for something that costs them nothing–the woman already paid for it
Taken from PP website:
Planned Parenthood health centers focus on prevention: 80 percent of our patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood services help prevent approximately 579,000 unintended pregnancies in a single year.
Planned Parenthood provides more than 270,000 Pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams in a single year, critical services in detecting cancer.
Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV tests.
Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.
Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults in a single year.
Really? You want to take away these services from women? You do realize that, considering PP preventatives stop pregnancies before they happen, there will be way more need for abortions if you defund it? AND if abortions are illegal, then they will have to be performed illegally in possibly dangerous conditions!
“Just give up the baby for adoption” You say? Do you know how many children live in desperation in foster homes & orphanages? Plus, adding on the weight that ‘their parents didn’t want them’? Imagine knowing that your entire life, that you were a mistake and given away because you were unwanted.
Please explain to me how you think this could possibly help society, besides saving your precious balls of cells.
Oh, plus; that fetus photo there is definitely in the second trimester, where they DO NOT perform abortions, it’s too late.
What state do you live in? Some states do abortions right up to birth. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/18/us/politics/abortion-restrictions.html?_r=0
Michigan. Now that I agree with you on, that’s not acceptable. But in the first trimester it’s not a developed human yet.
It has human DNA and is a life, so… Even if you “what if” it… whenever there is an “if”… it is better to err on the side of caution/love.
You can get those services from pregnancy centers that don’t do abortions.
Did you know there are 20 times more clinics providing comprehensive health care for women, than there are Planned Parenthood abortion centers? Divert the tax money to them. They haven’t been accused of trafficking in fetal tissue. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-panel-recommends-cutting-funding-for-planned-parenthood-reigniting-old-debate/2017/01/04/3755fd78-d2b5-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.a72586726f28
About that 3% statistic, watch a few vids:
Babies are easier to adopt out than children who entered the system at later ages.
Adoption vs. Abortion
Fact: For every newborn released for adoption, there are 30-40 couples waiting, and 11+ lives ended by abortion.