Pro-Life Group Wants Planned Parenthood Abortion Money Out of Iraq Bill
by Steven Ertelt
June 6, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Wherever American troops go across the globe to fight for freedom, whether lawmakers support their presence or not, they can normally count on Congress to give them the money they need to do the job. Yet an Iraq troop funding bill has been held up over a provision to fund Planned Parenthood.
Torn over a non-germane provision, the House is set to debate the Senate’s version of the bill, which gives breaks to the abortion business and other similar groups.
The measure currently gives Planned Parenthood a discount on contraceptives, the morning-after pill, and possibly the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has killed 13 women worldwide, including seven in the U.S.
Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, is calling on pro-life advocates to contact their members of Congress and urge them to axe Planned Parenthood from the bill.
"We need your help to convince House members that H.R. 2642 was meant to arm our soldiers–not Planned Parenthood," he told LifeNews.com.
"Please take a minute to contact your representatives and urge them to fund the war for freedom, not the war against the unborn," he added.
Perkins said the idea of funding abortion in a troop funding bill violates the spirit of American soldiers.
"Today, the same home-grown commitment to our military that guaranteed success on D-Day has taken a backseat to partisan differences that threaten to endanger our troops oversees," he said.
"The soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are still awaiting help that has not yet come in the form of the War Supplemental bill," he concluded.
ACTION: Call 202-224-3121 and ask your member of Congress to remove Planned Parenthood from the War Supplemental bill. You can find more specific contact information at https://www.House.gov