The Fight over Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Continues in the Senate
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As crazy as it may seem, the fight over taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood continues in the Unites States Senate.

The senators return from their Independence Day recess this week, and a new version of the reconciliation bill may be introduced later in the week. All indications are that the Senate may vote on the bill next week. So, once again, we need you to act.

The bill in the Senate (H.B. 1628), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, will take $400 million away from Planned Parenthood for the next year. It needs 50 senators to vote for it. VP Mike Pence would then cast the deciding 51st vote for passage.

There are 52 Republican senators in Congress. We have heard that there are four or five Republican senators who may not support the bill, so we either need three of them to change their minds or three or more Democrats to vote for the bill.

To make that happen, YOU must talk to your senators and let them know YOU want two things:

1.   Removal of federal dollars from Planned Parenthood

2.   Assurance that the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 does not allow any healthcare money to pay for abortions

Immediate action:

1.   Call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. If you don’t know your senator’s name, just tell the person which state you are from and he will give you the two names.

2.   Tell the senator you live in his state and want all taxpayer money taken away from Planned Parenthood.

3.   Encourage your friends and family to also make these calls.