Archives for January 2016

House to Vote Next Week on Override of Obama Veto on Defunding Planned Parenthood

As Congress reconvenes after last week's city-stopping blizzard, the House is set to vote on overriding President Obama's veto of legislation that would cutoff the majority of Planned Parenthood's public funding.
The defunding legislation was part of a larger bill which would also repeal a considerable portion of Obamacare, including the provision that provides tax subsidies to health plans that cover elective abortions (in states, unlike North Carolina, that have not passed specific laws to prevent this). The curb on most Planned Parenthood funding would be effective for one year, amounting to about $400 million. We ask you to contact your House Representative to encourage him or her to support the veto override. All of North Carolina's pro-life Republican members of Congress voted for the original bill before it hit the President's desk. You can easily find your Representative's contact information here. The defunding veto override requires a two-thirds votes in both the House and Senate. The legislation originally passed the House 240-189 and Senate 52-47 (only a simple majority was necessary in the budget reconciliation process). While this process has seen an unprecedented amount of support in Congress, the obstacles - namely President Obama's veto and too few votes in the Senate to override it - highlight the need to replace pro-abortion officials with pro-life candidates, particularly in the White House. Planned Parenthood's horrific practice of harvesting fetal body parts has received renewed attention this week as David Daleiden, the man responsible for the explosive undercover videos, was indicted by a Texas grand jury. Unbelievably, the jury excused Planned Parenthood of all wrongdoing but indicted Daleiden for buying human tissue. The 2016 March for Life further highlighted the commitment of the pro-life movement to ending violence in the womb as tens of thousands of marchers stood for life despite the massive snowstorm that hit the capital that day. Many who planned to attend the event were forced to cancel their travel plans due to weather. We extend our gratitude to all of our supporters who work on behalf of life throughout the year - attending public events, contacting your representatives, giving financially, and praying for our efforts.