March for Life Statement on Title X Regulations

 

“For decades the March for Life and others have been working to reinstate Title X regulations that clearly separate abortion from healthcare  – abortion is not healthcare. The March for Life applauds HHS Secretary Azar and the Trump administration for protecting taxpayers from funding abortion through Title X. For ten years strong Marist polling indicates that the majority of Americans do not want their taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortion companies. Meanwhile, not one dime of Title X funds will be cut and the low income women, who those funds are intended to help, will receive authentic health care at federally qualified health centers (FQHC) which outnumber abortion centers 20:1. At FQHC, women benefit from better regulatory oversight, a wider range of services, and more options. We are encouraged by this step in the right direction and look forward to making continued progress in restoring a culture of life here in the United States.”

– Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life

March for Life Statement on Title X Rule

 

“March for Life applauds HHS Secretary Azar and President Trump’s entire administration for reinstating Title X regulations that disentangle taxpayer dollars from funding abortion. This money will now be redirected to comprehensive family health and planning centers that don’t perform abortions and understand that abortion is not healthcare. The pro-life grassroots will be pleased to see President Trump deliver on yet another pro-life promise, and we look forward to continued progress in restoring a culture of life here in the United States.”

– Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life

Tom McClusky Op-Ed in The Hill

 

Trump, taxpayers want Title X funding protected from abortion clinics

In 1970, Congress enacted Title X of the Public Health Service Act that provides federal tax dollars for family planning services. The Act states that grants and contracts under Title X must “be in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary (of Health and Human Services) may promulgate.”

>>> Click HERE to read more.

Celebrating Birth Mothers

 

“Because of the courage of my birth mom, I’m able to be all the things I am today.”

These are the words of Ryan Bomberger, whose birth mother courageously placed him for adoption decades ago. The nobility of birth mothers, like Ryan’s, is one of the most beautiful illustrations of how love saves lives.

Today Ryan is a brother, husband, father, and an inspiring pro-life activist. The self-sacrificial love of his birth mother saved his life, and impacted so many others.

>>>> Watch Ryan share more about his story at the March for Life Conference.

Countless lives and even society and culture itself are impacted because of the courage of birth mothers. For example, did you know that Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers, was adopted as infant?

Birth mother and adoption advocate Callie Jett describes the mindset of birth moms beautifully in a March for Life guest blog post entitled “What You Really Need to Know About Birth Moms on Birth Mother’s Day,”

“As a birth mom of fourteen years myself, there’s no doubt that adoption is a choice that is difficult and selfless. We have made this choice out of love for our child, not out of abandonment. We place the needs of our child before our own wants or desires. Ultimately, birth moms have an amazing way of looking towards the future, and not so much at their past.”

>>>> Watch Callie share more about adoption at the March for Life Conference.

Adoption is a noble and heroic decision. Each year, there are over 18,000 domestic infant adoptions in the United States. Sadly, there are also each year over 1 million abortions in the U.S.

Will you join us in working towards ending abortion and promoting adoption?

This weekend is Birth Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12. We celebrate all of the birth mothers who have made the courageous decision to choose life and to place their child for adoption. Adoption is a heroic choice and your self-sacrificial love is to be commended and celebrated!

Birth mothers from across the country have joined us by sharing their words of gratitude and encouragement to fellow birth mothers, as well as encouragement to any woman considering adoption.

Watch and share as we honor the life-saving love of birth mothers!

Celebrating adoption and birth-mothers is at the core of “why we march” each January at the March for Life, and throughout the year!

P.S. If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy or are considering adoption, click HERE for more resources.

What Makes Your Mother Special?

 

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13th. In honor of moms everywhere, we are inviting you to share your Mother’s Day tributes!

>>>> Share what makes your mom special!

This holiday is a perfect opportunity to remember that our mothers give us life and nurture us with their love. If it were not for our mothers embracing life, none of us would be here!

To honor motherhood and the amazing women who give us love and life, we are highlighting stories of appreciation for our moms all throughout the week ahead.

Let us know why you love your mom, and we will share your stories and pictures on the March for Life’s blog and social media!

Thanks for sharing with us so that together we can promote the beauty of motherhood!

>>>> Click HERE to share about your mom!

March for Life Statement on Iowa Heartbeat Bill

 

“March for Life applauds Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for signing into law a bill that will make it illegal to abort a baby who has developed to the point of a detectable heartbeat. This law will not only save lives, it also reminds us that abortion stops a beating heart. We thank Iowa for recognizing that every life is a gift and that personhood has inherent dignity from the moment of conception.”

– Jeanne Mancini, March for Life President

Title X Funding and Pro-Life Action

 

Are you fed-up with your hard-earned tax dollars being used to subsidize abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood?

We are too, and we were incredibly disappointed that Congress failed to defund Planned Parenthood in its Omnibus Spending bill last month. (You can still send a message of disappointment to your lawmakers HERE.)

But that doesn’t mean we’re giving up our efforts to end taxpayer funding of abortion.

Title X is a major source of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and we are joining with pro-life Members of Congress who are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to ban organizations that refer for abortion from Title X funding.

This move by HHS could block a major source of government dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Take action today and urge HHS Secretary Alex Azar to restrict Title X funding from organizations that refer for abortions, like Planned Parenthood.

If you need any additional background on Planned Parenthood:

  • Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for the trafficking of fetal tissue.
  • In 2016, the last year data is available, Planned Parenthood committed 321,384 abortions and received over half a billion dollars in government funds.
  • Since 2006, under the helm of Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood has received over 5.3 billion dollars in federal money and committed 3,547,123 abortions.

p.s. You can read more about Planned Parenthood’s radical abortion advocacy in Jeanne Mancini’s latest op-eds HERE.

Ending taxpayer funding of abortion is not only the right thing to do, it’s also supported by a large majority of Americans.

Please add your voice to this important message to HHS Secretary Azar to take action to restrict federal tax dollars from flowing to organizations like Planned Parenthood.

Thank you for raising your voice and spreading the truth. Be sure to also check out this opportunity in your local communities to join the 3rd annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood. The nationwide event will be held on Saturday, April 28. Click HERE for more information.

March for Life Action Statement on Judge Chutkan’s Decision

 

“Judge Chutkan’s decision to side with the radical agenda of the American Civil Liberties Union and compel government officials to facilitate abortion for women who have entered the United States illegally is tragic for everyone involved. It is the duty of the government to protect all the refugees under their care, both born and unborn – rather than compound the violence they are fleeing. The ACLU is not acting in the best interests of women who came here illegally and it is wrong of Judge Chutkan to force the allocation of government resources towards promoting such a pro-abortion organization. We hope this disastrous decision is quickly overturned.”

– Tom McClusky, President of March for Life Action

On Cecile’s Book Tour

 

3,547,123.

That is the number of abortions committed at Planned Parenthood since 2006, when Cecile Richards became President of the organization.

Richards recently announced her retirement from Planned Parenthood and subsequently released her memoir, entitled “Make Trouble.”

Not surprisingly, she doesn’t mention the millions of babies lives snuffed out at the hands of Planned Parenthood during her tenure. Instead, she claims that the radical pro-abortion views of Planned Parenthood are taking hold in our country.

But Cecile is wrong.

In an op-ed for FoxNews.com, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini argues that a culture of life is taking hold in the U.S. She cites 10 years of public opinion polling by Marist which show that Americans consistently support significant restrictions on abortion. She writes:

“Americans’ continued support for restrictions on abortion show that, despite Cecile Richards’s best efforts and deep pockets, pro-choice activism is not “transforming the culture.” Love is winning.”

In another op-ed for the Washington Examiner about Richards’ book and the abuses of Planned Parenthood, Mancini concludes, “The consensus in America is against abortion, and for major rollbacks on abortion access – not for the “abortion extremism” that Planned Parenthood represents.”

Click on the images below to read the full op-eds.

As Jeanne concludes in her FoxNews.com piece,

“Our movement shows that love doesn’t just save lives, it transforms them. That’s why year after year, thousands of Americans march—rain, sleet, snow or shine—to protest the violence of abortion and in support of life-affirming alternatives.  We will continue to do so until abortion is unthinkable.”

 

Thank you for being part of this movement!

Jeanne Mancini Op-Eds on Planned Parenthood

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini had two op-eds published on the recent memoir released by outgoing Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards.

Sorry, Planned Parenthood, your radical pro-abortion culture war is failing

Click HERE to read more on FoxNews.com.

 

Planned Parenthood: Still out of touch on abortion

Click HERE to read more in the Washington Examiner.