Contact Congress Today - Tell them to De-fund Planned ParenthoodArizona Right to Life needs your help today! This week Congress is on recess and the Members of Congress are home in our community right now.
Would you please take 5 minutes today and call your Senator or representative at their state or District office and demand that they de-fund Planned Parenthood and vote against any future Continuing Resolution (CR) that does not contain language to de-fund the nation's largest abortion provider.
Call your Member now by going to this link.
Here are the steps you need to take.
1. Educate yourself and your friends about Planned Parenthood using the fact sheets at ExposePlannedParenthood.com that answer any questions you may have.
2. Call into your Member of Congress' district office with the following message:
- Please vote AGAINST any Continuing Resolution (CR) that does not contain Congressman Mike Pence's amendment de-funding Planned Parenthood.
- Now is the time to draw the line and de-fund the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
- Please understand that de-funding Planned Parenthood is now a non-negotiable.
3. The coalition of pro-life organizations is asking everyone to Email, Facebook, and Tweet all of your friends and family to call their Members this week. You can use sample messages like:
"Planned Parenthood has been proven to protect rapists, racists, and sex traffickers. Call Congress and tell them to defund Planned Parenthood today! http://exposeplannedparenthood.com #prolife #exposepp"
"Congress is home this week in their districts. Now is the time to call their district office and tell them to defund Planned Parenthood: http://exposeplannedparenthood.com/contact-congress.#prolife #exposepp"
Each year, Planned Parenthood receives over $360 million of our tax payer dollars, and yet continues to hide rape, racism, and sex trafficking of minors. Planned Parenthood should not receive one more dime of our money.
"Public record shows Planned Parenthood does not meet federal acquisition standards;ineligible for Title X or any federal contracts."
This is the headline in a press statement released today in Washington, DC, by American Life League. Planned Parenthood fails to meet government requirements to receive federal dollars. The press statement reads as follows:
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.203-13 (b)(2) requires that every contractor doing business with the government “shall—(i) Exercise due diligence to prevent and detect criminal conduct; and (ii) Otherwise promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law.” American Life League (ALL) released a new video today that they say summarizes a long, well documented public record that Planned Parenthood does not meet federal standards and therefore is ineligible for Title X or any federal contracts.
State audits revealed overbillings by Planned Parenthood in at least four states and a 2010 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit raised serious questions about a $1.5 billion discrepancy between federal grants to Planned Parenthood and the funds they reported spending 2002-2008. ALL alleges those financial irregularities are part of a sustained pattern of illegal behavior and avoiding compliance with the law.
“Undercover video and audio investigations since 2002 show that Planned Parenthood employees in every state routinely tell minors to lie about their age on medical forms," said Jim Sedlak, vice president at ALL. “Just recently, undercover videos at Planned Parenthood in NY, NJ, VA, and DC caught employees advising pimps to coach 13-15 year old child prostitutes how to lie so Planned Parenthood could avoid laws meant to protect those very children from child rape and sex trafficking.”
When American Life League (ALL) tried to respond to Planned Parenthoods public relations blitz targeting lawmakers earlier this month, NBC and CBS affiliates refused to run ALL’s popular YouTube video “Planned Parenthood Bunnies.” Undeterred, this time ALL is turning directly to YouTube to launch the 30-second spot entitled “We’re Waiting."
“Like ACORN, Planned Parenthood’s powerful friends in Congress never want to look too closely. Too many others—even in this financial crisis—do not have the courage to act. Pro-life or not, cutting $362 million in contracts to $1.2 billion Planned Parenthood is not just an easy funding decision but required by federal regulations,” Sedlak concluded. “We’re waiting."
Act now to stop this wasteful spending and prevent our tax dollars from going to an international criminal terrorist organization.