America Has Consensus on Life
One year ago today, March for Life Action launched its ground-breaking and award-winning television and digital ad, “Consensus”.
The video draws on Marist polling (the polling company used by Wall Street Journal, McClatchy and NBC News) that shows that there is a strong pro-life consensus in our country. Americans want abortion to have real legal limits.
In fact, did you know that 8 in 10 Americans believe that abortion should be limited – at most – to the first three months of pregnancy?
Even six out of 10 pro-choice Americans agree that abortion should happen only during the first three months of pregnancy, at most. Yet most pro-choice politicians support the extreme position that abortion should be legal right up until birth – and they want you, as a taxpayer, to pay for it!
However, the tide has turned and pro-life politicians now hold the majority in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and President Donald Trump campaigned on pro-life policies, including defunding Planned Parenthood.
Almost 2/3rds of Americans oppose tax dollars paying for abortion. Now is the time to end abortion extremism and redirect Planned Parenthood’s government funds to federally qualified health care centers that outnumber the country’s largest abortion providers by 20 to 1.
In addition to the polling data, there are many factors across our culture that indicate that life is winning in America.
Yesterday, pro-life scholar, Chuck Donovan of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and I sat down for a discussion of these cultural indicators. You can watch the full video here:
As Congress is set to take up the Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation next week which would defund Planned Parenthood while defending pro-life principles, your voice is needed to contact your lawmakers for the cause of life and urge them to vote in favor of redirecting Planned Parenthood’s funding to life-affirming healthcare.
Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, commits over 328,000 abortions each year. The Congressional Select Investigative Panel that looked into Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby body parts ultimately made 15 criminal and regulatory referrals of tissue procurement, and the Senate Judiciary Committee made 7 criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.
Furthermore, Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions in private donations. The truth is that they can fund themselves.
Now more than ever, the unified voice of America’s pro-life consensus must be heard.
It’s time for Congress to fulfill their promise by redirecting federal funding from abortion providers towards life-affirming, federally-qualified health centers. It’s long past time to end the extremism of funding abortion-giant Planned Parenthood with our federal tax dollars.