“Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, today made a choice not to separate its abortion operation from Title X services, and in doing declined Title X funding, which makes up approximately four percent of their annual budget. Abortion is neither healthcare nor family planning and taxpayer dollars should not support abortion. Leana Wen’s recent firing and Planned Parenthood’s decision today doubles down on their ultimate goal, which is political abortion advocacy, not healthcare.”
– Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life
For the past 6 months, pro-life Representatives have called for a vote on the Born-Alive Act eighty times. Eighty times, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked this vote.
To draw attention to this unprecedented rejection of what should be a bi-partisan issue, the March for Life joined forces with other pro-life organizations and Representatives on social media. You can read about the campaign and see the social media highlights HERE.
YOU can be part of the effort to support the Born Alive Act by downloading the March for Life Action Congressional Summer Recess Guide.
As our Representatives engage their home-districts during the month of August, this is a great opportunity to meet with them and urge them to support this important legislation. The Congressional Summer Recess Guide provides tips and tricks on making your voice heard on the issue of LIFE.
>>>> You can also contact your Congressman to insist on a House vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Yesterday marked the six-month anniversary of the introduction of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) in the House by Rep. Ann Wagner. The bill aims to ensure that children born alive after an attempted abortion receive “the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”
Over these six months, 80 pro-life Representatives have come to the House floor to call for a vote on the Born-Alive Act, and 80 times these Representatives have been blocked by Speaker Pelosi.
The care and protection of innocent new-born children should not be a controversial issue. According to polling by the Heritage Foundation, 76% of Americans support requiring doctors to provide medical care to infants that survive failed abortions.
To call attention to this disregard of human life and the importance of the Born Alive Act, the March for Life and others took to social media.
Thanks to all who joined us, and check out some of the highlights below!
On Tuesday, July 16, the President of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was removed from her position by the Board Chairs.
In an open statement posted to Twitter, Dr. Wen claimed her removal was due to “philosophical differences” between her and the Board’s vision for the abortion organization’s future. In a separate letter to her colleagues, Dr. Wen stated the differences arose from her goals to refocus Planned Parenthood as a health care provider. She continued, “The new Board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.”
The removal of Dr. Wen is a clear indication that Planned Parenthood is a political organization whose main goal is abortion, and not the health care of its patients.
On Fox News, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini commented on Dr. Wen’s dismissal: “Make no mistake, Planned Parenthood is a political machine and their bottom line is about abortion, not healthcare.”
WATCH the full clip:
You can also see and share Jeanne Mancini’s statement on Twitter below: