During the last Texas legislative session, a law (Senate Bill 7) was passed that cut abortion providers and their affiliates from the Medicaid Women’s Health Program. The Obama Administration has threatened to withhold Medicaid funding from this program if Planned Parenthood facilities are excluded.*
We need to encourage Texas leaders to stand strong against funding Planned Parenthood in Texas.
|Take Action Today:
- Click here to send a message to the Governor supporting the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from taxpayer funding. (Select "I am registering my opinion.") Sample Message:
Dear Governor Perry,
Thank you for insisting that abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and their affiliates do not receive taxpayer funds. Please stand firm and make sure my tax dollars do not go to support the abortion industry.
- If your Texas Senator or Representative is listed below, please call or send them a note of thanks for supporting the defunding of Planned Parenthood:
TX Senators Birdwell, Carona, Deuell, Duncan, Eltife, Estes, Fraser, Harris, Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Jackson, Nelson, Nichols, Ogden, Patrick, Seliger, Shapiro, Uresti, Wentworth, Williams (Senators' contact info available here: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Members.htm)
TX Representatives Aliseda; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Aycock; Beck; Berman; Bohac; Bonnen; Branch; Burkett; Button; Cain; Callegari; Carter; Chisum; Christian; Cook; Craddick; Creighton; Crownover; Darby; Davis, J.; Davis, S.; Eissler; Elkins; Fletcher; Flynn; Frullo; Garza; Geren; Gonzales, L.; Gooden; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardcastle; Harless; Harper-Brown; Hartnett; Hilderbran; Hopson; Howard, C.; Huberty; Hughes; Hunter; Isaac; Jackson; Keffer; King, P.; King, S.; Kleinschmidt; Kolkhorst; Kuempel; Landtroop; Larson; Laubenberg; Lavender; Legler; Lewis; Lyne; Madden; Margo; Miller, D.; Miller, S.; Morrison; Murphy; Nash; Orr; Otto; Parker; Paxton; Peña; Perry; Phillips; Pitts; Price; Riddle; Ritter; Schwertner; Scott; Sheets; Sheffield; Shelton; Simpson; Smith, T.; Smith, W.; Smithee; Solomons; Taylor, L.; Torres; Truitt; Weber; White; Woolley; Workman; Zedler; Zerwas (Representatives' contact info available here: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/)
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*Note: While the CPLC supports efforts to redirect taxpayer funds away from the abortion-giant Planned Parenthood, we have grave concerns about the Women’s Health Program in its current form, in particular the support and distribution of contraceptives by program providers. Efforts to include contraception in “preventive health care” is misleading and in contradiction to the truth we know as Catholics – that a woman’s fertility is a gift, not a disease. For more info, visit prolifedallas.org/contraception.