Tuesday, April 12, 2011

U.S. Senate to vote on Pence Amendment

The battle to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the United States, continues. Prolife U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has negotiated cutting taxpayer funding of abortion in the District of Columbia and guaranteeing a straight up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate on the Pence Amendment.

House Republicans have already approved the Pence Amendment to remove tens of millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood. Now, it's the U.S. Senate's turn to take a vote.

This is what we know: Throughout the debate on de-funding Planned Parenthood, representatives of Planned Parenthood have claimed women who use Planned Parenthood's non-abortion services will have nowhere to turn if Congress votes to prevent federal tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood.

Despite Planned Parenthood's claims, there are more than 140 community health centers in Michigan which served nearly half a million people in 2008. Planned Parenthood is not the only game in town. Now is the time to clearly state to our U.S. Senators we do not want our hard-earned tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood.

Contact our two U.S. Senators today and let them know: "I support the Pence Amendment. I do not want my tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood."

If you have contacted U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Senator Carl Levin already, please contact them again. While both are pro-abortion, they need to hear that federal funding for Planned Parenthood is not acceptable.

Senator Carl Levin (D)

Phone: (202) 224-6221

Web Site: www.levin.senate.gov/

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)

Phone: (202) 224-4822

Web Site: www.stabenow.senate.gov/