5 Minute Action for Saturday, 2/18: STOP 1ST STEP TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“Defunding Planned Parenthood was a Disaster in Texas. Congress Shouldn’t Do It Nationally”

On Thursday, 2/16, the House passed a resolution that will once again allow states to steer federal family-planning funds away from Planned Parenthood. This is a first step in the anti-choice strategy to defund Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood spends roughly 3% of their funds on abortions, and none of that is federal money. The vast majority of their services are to low-income women for family planning, cancer screening and other essential healthcare services. Concrete evidence exists as to the severe impact of defunding Planned Parenthood, despite GOP lawmakers assurances to the contrary. The headline from a University of Texas Research Project report: “Defunding Planned Parenthood was a Disaster in Texas. Congress Shouldn’t Do It Nationally.”

This resolution will now come up for vote in the Senate. Let your senators know you do not support it!

The 5 Minute Action for TODAY:

Step 1: Call AND email your state senators. Look up your state senators here – https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

 Step 2: For email, click on the email contact option and complete the personal information requested in the dialogue boxes.

Step 3: Select under the issue of concern box “Health” and then copy and paste the following text into the message window.

“I am reaching out to you regarding House Joint Resolution 43. The aim to defund Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s abilities to access family planning and health services such as contraceptives and cancer screenings. As your constituent I urge you to vote NO when this resolution reaches the Senate.”

Step 4: Select how you would like to be responded to and then select to send your email.

BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

(and see you again tomorrow!)

Click here for more information about the vote – http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/16/house-votes-undo-obama-rule-protecting-planned-parenthood-grants/98007736/

Click here for more information about the impact of defunding Planned Parenthood – http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/txpep/news/11506

For more specific information on H.J.Res.43, click here – https://www.congress.gov

 

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