Friday May 25, 2018
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Defund Planned Parenthood

Urge your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to defund the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Americans should not be forced to subsidize the nation's largest abortion network. The release of undercover videos showing a willingness by Planned Parenthood officials to traffic in fetal organs and tissue has quite properly stirred strong reactions in Congress and the general public. Bills to prohibit federal funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America were introduced in both House and Senate.  

On August 3, the Senate bill (S. 1881) was brought to the floor of the Senate, but failed to get the minimum 60 votes required on a procedural motion (known as a motion for cloture). Only 53 Senators voted to consider the bill. However, the bill is expected to be brought up again. The House bill (H. R. 3301) has been referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The bill defunds Planned Parenthood, but reallocates the federal funds to mainstream health facilities, so there is no reduction in funding for women's health.

Please click here to send your message to your Representative and Senators asking them to defund Planned Parenthood while ensuring there is no reduction in funding for women’s health.

The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the public policy voice of the Catholic Bishops of Washington State.