Thursday, November 10, 2016

Donald Trump Won But Don’t Become Complacent, Let’s Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

. . . One can believe that at some point early Wednesday morning, the President-Elect thought, “What do I do now?”

It is a question all of us should be asking, especially those of us in the life-affirming community. Because just as there is reason for optimism on life issues, we face two challenges in the days ahead:

First, we face a challenge of complacency.

In 1980, values voters celebrated the election of Ronald Reagan, believing Roe v. Wade would soon be overturned because of the California governor’s coming Supreme Court appointments. Simple, right? It was time to relax, because all would be well in a few years.

But one of Reagan’s nominees, Robert Bork, was vilified by the opposition and never made it to the bench. Instead, Reagan settled on Sandra Day O’Connor, who would keep the Court from overturning Roe.

When President Obama was elected, Republicans told voters they would end Planned Parenthood funding, if only they could win the House of Representatives where “the power of the purse” would give them leverage. They won the House, but nothing changed.

Then, those same Republicans asked for the Senate as they wanted more leverage against the President. They got it, and nothing changed.

This year, they asked for the White House as well. They have it, and as Jan. 20, 2017 approaches, nothing stands in the way of pulling Planned Parenthood’s cash cow. Nothing. All that is needed is a majority vote in the House and Senate, and a signature by one President Donald Trump. That’s it.

If this takes place, the Pregnancy Help Community will for the first time find itself on a level playing field with Planned Parenthood.

We want—and deserve—an opportunity to make our case without well over $500 million being handed over each year to those who oppose us. . . . Read More @

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