The abortionists at Planned Parenthood are determined to make it as easy as possible to slaughter the unborn. To do so, they recently announced that they’ll be launching a multi-million dollar fund to support pro-abortion candidates in an attempt to gain “long-term electoral” control.
Specifically, Planned Parenthood recently revealed that they’ll be coming out with a new program called, “March Vote Win” to help “fund grassroots programs as well as ad and mail programs to inform the public about where different candidates stand on issues such as abortion and birth control.”
According to reports, the program, which will start with an initial investment of $20 million, will primarily focus on “gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, attorneys general, and state legislature elections” in “Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.”
“Today we have a clear message for politicians who are undermining our freedoms and making it harder to get health care: We’re voting you out in 2018,” explained Deirdre Schifeling, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, in a statement about the new fund.
“We think this is critical, critical for protecting, and hopefully expanding, access to reproductive health care in the states,” she added while speaking with reporters.
“Reproductive rights and health is at stake in this country and has been at stake for years, but especially this year,” she continued, noting, “this is our last chance to flip some of those governors’ seats before redistricting. A lot of those states have governors who have been terrible for women, terrible for access to reproductive health care.”
Thankfully, though, while some are campaigning to make it as easy as possible to slaughter the unborn, others are actively pushing to make it even harder.
For example, it was recently announced that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be redirecting roughly $260 million in Title X grants away from abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood and toward health care groups that offer “natural family planning methods” and promote abstinence until one’s in a committed and loving relationship.
This basically means that abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood will lose their funds as applicants will have to make sure that their activities not only promote “positive family relationships for the purpose of increasing family participation in family planning and health decision-making” but also emphasize the current social science research on “healthy relationships, to committed, safe, stable, healthy marriages and the benefits of avoiding sexual risk or returning to a sexually risk-free status, especially — but not only — when communicating with adolescents.”
On top of this, the updated application will also require grantees to ensure their staff annually trained to respond to threats such as child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.
“This is a program that’s important to the administration and we think it’s really important to make some meaningful changes to extend the coverage of the program,” explained Valerie Huber, the acting deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Population Affairs at HHS, while speaking to reporters about the new application.
Fortunately, those in the Trump administration aren’t the only ones pushing to make it harder to get an abortion.
Several weeks prior, for instance, Tennessee’s health sub-committee passed a piece of legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) doing exactly what the Trump administration just did.
Specifically, they passed a bill that would “permanently redirect Title X funds away from abortion groups like Planned Parenthood by prioritizing comprehensive health clinics” if it’s ultimately signed into law. Doing so would essentially make a measure that was previously put into place by Governor Bill Haslam back in 2011 an official law.
And several weeks before that, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee passed Senate Bill 3 (SB 3). It’s a piece of pro-life legislation that prohibits doctors from performing dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions.
According to reports, a D&E abortion, otherwise known as a “dismemberment abortion,” is a barbaric second-trimester abortion technique that essentially involves using medical forceps to rip fetuses, sometimes limb from limb, out of their mothers. In addition to banning dismemberment abortions, SB 3 would also ban abortions after twenty weeks.
In addition to Pennsylvania, a piece of pro-life legislation was also recently signed in Indiana.
Specifically, the Indiana House of Representatives voted 75-23 back in December 2017 to pass Indiana Senate Bill 404 (SB 404). If it’s ultimately signed into law, SB 404 would require that minors’ parents be notified of their intent to have an abortion if they try to do so without their consent.
On top of ensuring that “parents are involved in the life-changing decision when their minor daughter seeks an abortion,” proponents of SB 404 argue that requiring parental notification will help better protect young girls from abusive situations. They also claim it’ll help keep young girls from making hasty decisions that they may later regret.
Slaughtering unborn children must not be tolerated. Hopefully, Planned Parenthood’s campaign to elect lawmakers who support abortion is ultimately unsuccessful. To ensure that this happens, conservatives must actively speak out against everyone they support.