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Planned Parenthood national update

Planned Parenthood continues to (rightly) face a national firestormafter undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress were released, revealing Planned Parenthood's trafficking in the body parts of aborted babies.  

 

You have been helping create a Firestorm of believers standing for LIFE here in Minnesota, but we thought it was important to update you on what's going on nationally, as this time is truly historic for those who are followers of Christ standing for His gift of life.  

 

In this update:

  • House Committees hold hearings on Planned Parenthood, including calling the national Planned Parenthood CEO to appear before the Committee
     
  • The U.S. House Passed a Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
     
  • The U.S. House Passed a Bill to Make It Easier for States to Defund Planned Parenthood
     
  • U.S. House Passes "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act"
     
  • Planned Parenthood Takes a Hard Hit in the Polls
     
  • U.S. House to Hold Next Hearing on Planned Parenthood THIS WEEK; MFC Friend Sue Thayer Will Testify!
     
  • National #ProtestPP Weekend!  10-11-15 at 3PM in St. Paul.

 House Committees hold hearings on Planned Parenthood, including calling the national Planned Parenthood CEO to appear before the Committee:

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood CEO - photo via ChristianPost

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood CEO - photo via ChristianPost

The first hearing, called Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider was held on September 9th before the House Judiciary Committee. 

 

Two survivors of abortion testified powerfully at the hearing. One of them, Gianna Jessen said to Planned Parenthood:  “You continuously use the argument, ‘If the baby is disabled, we need to terminate the pregnancy,’ as if you can determine the quality of someone’s life. Is my life less valuable due to my cerebral palsy?

Check out the highlights from the first Planned Parenthood hearing HERE

 

The second Planned Parenthood hearing was called by the House Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee called Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to testify before it. 

 

Many of the Republican Committee members asked Ms. Richardson tough questions, but her responses can basically be summarized like this:

 

"I don't know anything, but Planned Parenthood does amazing work--and we're proud we harvest the body parts of the babies we kill." 

 

The good news is, she finally admitted Planned Parenthood doesn't actually do mammograms, despite all the hype...

 

Read a synopsis of Cecile Richards' testimony HERE.

 

Also, click the image below for a hilarious 1-minute video showing Planned Parenthood fact-checking President Obama, Whoopi Goldberg, Miss Tennessee, and...Planned Parenthood!


The U.S. House Passed a Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

On September 18th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to PASS a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for 1 year (H.R. 3134), pending an official investigation into its illegal trafficking in the body parts of aborted babies. 

 

MFC, along with many other allies, signed onto a letter sent to House leadership requesting that language defunding Planned Parenthood be attached to a piece of must-pass legislation. We'll see what the House does next. 

 

Read more from our national friends at CitizenLink. 

 

Four of our Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted FOR this bill!  If you live in their district, please take some time to send them a quick thank-you note or call. This is so important for believers to show appreciation to our elected leaders when they stand for foundational biblical truths!

Please thank these Representatives:

  • Tom Emmer (district 6), also co-sponsored the bill!
    (202) 225-2331
    Email 
     
  • John Kline (district 2), also co-sponsored the bill!
    (202) 225-2271
    Email
     
  • Erik Paulsen (district 3), also co-sponsored the bill!
    (202) 225-2871
    Email
     
  • Collin Peterson (district 7)
    (202) 225-2165
    Email 

 

These Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted AGAINST defunding Planned Parenthood, putting their seal of approval on the trafficking in aborted baby body parts:

 

  • Keith Ellison (district 5)
    (202) 225-4755
    Email
     
  • Betty McCollum (district 4)
    (202) 225-6631
    Email
     
  • Rick Nolan (district 8)
    (202) 225-6211
    Email
     
  • Timothy Walz (district 1)
    202-225-2472
    Email 

Please let them know that their vote in support of Planned Parenthood did not go unnoticed by you.

 

If you don't know which of these is your U.S. Minnesota Representative, type your zip & then address in our "Find Officials" box!


The U.S. House Passed a Bill to Make It Easier for States to Defund Planned Parenthood

On September 29th, the U.S. House voted 236-193 to PASS a bill that would make it easier for states to defund Planned Parenthood.

 

The "Women's Public Health & Safety Act" (H.R. 3495) amends Medicaid statutes so that states can exclude abortion providers from Medicaid.

 

This measure has not been taken up by the U.S. Senate.

 

Read more from LifeNews.com.

 

Four of our Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted FOR this bill!  If you live in their district, please take some time to send them a quick thank-you note or call. This is so important for believers to show appreciation to our elected leaders when they stand for foundational biblical truths!

Please thank these Representatives:

  • Tom Emmer (district 6)
    (202) 225-2331
    Email 
     
  • John Kline (district 2)
    (202) 225-2271
    Email
     
  • Erik Paulsen (district 3)
    (202) 225-2871
    Email
     
  • Collin Peterson (district 7)
    (202) 225-2165
    Email 

 

These Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted to support Planned Parenthood--and to continue to force taxpayers to pay for it.

  • Keith Ellison (district 5)
    (202) 225-4755
    Email
     
  • Betty McCollum (district 4)
    (202) 225-6631
    Email
     
  • Rick Nolan (district 8)
    (202) 225-6211
    Email
     
  • Timothy Walz (district 1)
    202-225-2472
    Email 

Please let them know that their vote did not go unnoticed by you.

 

If you don't know which of these is your U.S. Minnesota Representative, type your zip & then address in our "Find Officials" box!


 U.S. House Passes "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act"

On September 18th, the U.S. House passed the "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (H.R. 3504) by a vote of 248-177.

 

With the undercover Planned Parenthood videos exposing Planned Parenthood altering their abortion procedures in order to harvest more intact baby body parts (which is against the law), as well as Planned Parenthood harvesting the brain from an infant born alive after an abortion, the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" is clearly needed. 

 

The bill would make the failure to provide standard medical care to children born alive during an abortion a federal crime. The Senate has not taken up this measure.

 

Read more from LifeNews.com.

 

Four of our Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted FOR this bill!  If you live in their district, please take some time to send them a quick thank-you note or call. This is so important for believers to show appreciation to our elected leaders when they stand for foundational biblical truths!

Please thank these Representatives:

  • Tom Emmer (district 6)
    (202) 225-2331
    Email 
     
  • John Kline (district 2)
    (202) 225-2271
    Email
     
  • Erik Paulsen (district 3)
    (202) 225-2871
    Email
     
  • Collin Peterson (district 7)
    (202) 225-2165
    Email 

 

These Minnesota U.S. Representatives voted AGAINST punishing abortionists who do not provide basic medical care to babies born alive after botched abortions:

  • Keith Ellison (district 5)
    (202) 225-4755
    Email
     
  • Betty McCollum (district 4)
    (202) 225-6631
    Email
     
  • Rick Nolan (district 8)
    (202) 225-6211
    Email
     
  • Timothy Walz (district 1)
    202-225-2472
    Email 

Please let them know that their vote did not go unnoticed by you.

 

If you don't know which of these is your U.S. Minnesota Representative, type your zip & then address in our "Find Officials" box!


Planned Parenthood Takes a Hard Hit in the Polls

According to American Values:

 

"Quinnipiac University has measured Planned Parenthood's popularity over the past three years. In 2012, 55% of voters had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, while just 22% viewed it unfavorably -- a 33-point gap. 

Today, that gap has narrowed to just five points: Only 43% of voters have a favorable view of Planned Parenthood, while 38% view it unfavorably. 

Clearly, we are winning the public debate, and that is an important first-step toward defunding the nation's largest abortion business."

 

So please keep sharing the undercover videos, using social media, attending #ProtestPP rallies, and writing letters to the editor calling for an investigation and defunding of Planned Parenthood!  What you do is so important, and may God get all the glory!


U.S. House to Hold Next Hearing on Planned Parenthood THIS WEEK; 

MFC Friend Sue Thayer Will Testify!

Sue Thayer, former PP Director in IA, speaking at Minnesota FIRESTORM rally at the Governor's mansion on 9.9.15

Sue Thayer, former PP Director in IA, speaking at Minnesota FIRESTORM rally at the Governor's mansion on 9.9.15

Sue Thayer is a former Planned Parenthood director from Iowa. After working for Planned Parenthood for 17 years, she finally couldn't do it anymore after seeing Planned Parenthood push webcam abortions(where an abortionist never actually sees the woman in person, but instead prescribes pills to kill her unborn child via webcam) because they cost the same as a surgical abortion to the woman but are far cheaper for Planned Parenthood to provide. Basically, webcam abortions help Planned Parenthood's bottom line enormouslyWebcam abortions are legal in only two states, Iowa and Minnesota.

 

Sue is now an outspoken prolife advocate, and she is involved in a whistle-blower lawsuit against Iowa's Planned Parenthood for Medicaid fraud.

 

Sue came to Minnesota to speak at the FIRESTORM rally at the Governor's mansion on September 9th. See quotes from her remarks HERE.

 

This week, Sue will head to DC to testify at a second U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing as part of the Committee's investigation into Planned Parenthood. The hearing is entitled:  “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider."

 

Please pray for our friend, Sue, as she heads to D.C. and gives her testimony on Thursday at 1PM Central.


 National #ProtestPP Weekend!

10-11-15 at 3PM in St. Paul

Last time there was a national #ProtestPP day on August 22nd, Minnesota had the largest #ProtestPP rally in the entire country, with over 4500 people!

 

Christians and prolifers all across America will be gathering at Planned Parenthood locations all across the U.S. this weekend, calling for an investigation and de-funding of Planned Parenthood! It is a NATIONAL PROTEST OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

 

These rallies are so important to draw us all together in prayer and with one voice.

 

They are also especially important here in Minnesota where we know that UM is purchasing baby parts, and yet Gov. Dayton continues to refuse to investigate where those baby parts are coming from--and refuses to investigate Planned Parenthoood.

 

So come join us at the Mega Planned Parenthood in St. Paul on Sunday at 3PM!

 

#ProtestPP Rally 

3:00PM

Sunday, October 11, 2015

at Mega-Planned Parenthood

671 Vandalia St.

St. Paul, MN 55114

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Published on by Mary Thompson.