Dear Member of Congress:
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, urges you to vote to concur in the Senate amendments to the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762), when that legislation comes before the House tomorrow. NRLC reserves the right to include this roll call on final approval of H.R. 3762 in our scorecard of key right-to-life votes of the 114th Congress.
NRLC strongly supports the bill because it would block, for one year, most federal payments to affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). It would close the largest pipeline for federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and apply as well to the CHIP and the Title V and Title XX block grant programs, thus covering roughly 89% of all federal funds to Planned Parenthood. The amounts denied to Planned Parenthood in effect are reallocated to community health centers.
In addition, the Senate-passed H.R. 3762 would repeal many components of Obamacare, including the program that provides taxpayer subsidies to about 1,000 health plans that cover elective abortions.
Over one-third of all abortions in the U.S. are performed at PPFA-affiliated facilities. Longstanding objections to the massive federal funding of PPFA have been reinforced by recent widely publicized undercover videos, which illuminate the callous brutality that occurs daily in these abortion mills. For additional up-to-date information on the extent of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in abortion, see: www.nrlc.org/communications/ppfamediabackground/
We urge you to support this vital pro-life legislation.
David N. O’Steen, Ph.D
Douglas D. Johnson