Sen. Lisa Murkowski recently stated that she will not vote to defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate the over $450 million in annual federal taxpayer money that our nation's largest abortion provider receives. Important legislation before Congress, which needs just 51 votes to pass in the Senate as a special "reconciliation bill", would both repeal most of Obamacare as well as direct taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and instead give it to other qualified health centers.
Sen. Murkowski should not oppose this pro-life provision, and she needs to hear from you! Tell her to support these provisions within a reconciliation bill Congress is taking up this month.
Sen. Murkowski says "Taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for abortions, but I will not vote to deny Alaskans access to the health services that Planned Parenthood provides." Nothing could be further from the truth! For every one Planned Parenthood clinic in the country, there are twenty other federally qualified health centers that do not perform abortion and that are not surrounded by controversy. The over $450 million in federal taxpayer dollars that Planned Parenthood receives annually should be reallocated to these centers that provide an even wider array of healthcare services for our nation's women, men, and children.
Sen. Murkowski has no excuse for advocating that Congress should continue to give federal taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider and Congress has twice referred the organization to the FBI for criminal investigation because of their inhumane and brutal business practices including the gruesome sale and possible profit from baby body parts brought to light through Center for Medical Progress' recent videos. Is this the kind of service our tax dollars should continue to fund?
Millions of conservatives and pro-lifers like you have just elected a unified pro-life government on the most pro-life GOP platform ever. We should not accept anything less than the reconciliation bill that passed last session.
Please call Sen. Murkowski at (202)-224-6665 and urge her to support provisions that would defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare. Our elected leaders must not cave to the big abortion lobby. As Alaska's Senator, she must protect innocent lives and the consciences of the American taxpayers.
After you've called, you can also email her at this link.
The FRC Action Team