Thank you to Congressman Kevin Cramer who voted on Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood's abortion empire by redirecting tax dollars to ethical health providers who neither promote nor perform abortions.
According to their 2013-2014 annual report, Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 327,166 abortions representing more than 30% of the estimated 1.058 million abortions performed annually in the United States.
This number equates to an unborn baby being killed every 96 seconds inside a Planned Parenthood facility!
Planned Parenthood's revenues for 2013-2014 exceeded $1.3 billion. They report that 41% of their income came in the form of "Government Health Services Grants and Reimbursements."
Clearly Planned Parenthood does not need or deserve our hard-earned tax dollars.
Our Congressional Leaders have been listening and too, said enough.
Perhaps only those who closely follow Congress will realize the full importance of yesterday's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762). But it is a very important victory.
The bill would block, for one year, most of the federal funding that Planned Parenthood receives. It also repeals several of Obamacare's anti-life provisions.
What is so important about this win is that it is the first time a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood and an Obamacare repeal measure will actually get to the president's desk.
President Obama has promised to veto it. But that's not the end of the story.
Pro-lifers made their voices heard through their elected officials with their support for this bill, and we have demonstrated that we actually can get a funding cut and a repeal enacted into law when the next president takes office.
If that new president is pro-life.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that a vote to override the president's veto will occur the week of January 25, symbolically around the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. And while it will be an uphill battle to get the required 2/3rds needed to override, we will be doing everything that can be done between now and then to convince members of Congress to support this important pro-life bill and make it law.
Let's do this... It is time.