U.S. Senate to Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood TODAY!

The U.S. Senate will debate and vote on a federal bill to defund Planned Parenthood today. The debate begins at 1 PM CDT, and the vote is scheduled at 4:30 PM CDT. Both of Texas Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, are co-sponsors of this important bill.

You can watch the debate here.

Planned Parenthood runs the largest chain of abortion facilities in the nation and in Texas. The bill, S. 1881, simply states that “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or to any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics.” The bill further states that “All funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood will continue to be made available to other eligible entities to provide women’s health care services.”

Here is Senator Cornyn’s statement:

Since both Senators Cornyn and Cruz are already supporting S. 1881, we ask you to thank each of them. Often the number of contacts supporting a bill can greatly help a senator in floor debate.

SAMPLE MESSAGE: Please contact Senators Cornyn and Cruz as soon as possible but at least by 4:30 PM. Use your own words.

Sen. John Cornyn: click here

Sen. Ted Cruz: click here

The Honorable ____________
United States Senate

Dear Senator ___________:

Thank you for supporting S. 1881 to cut off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood and shift those funds to other organizations.

Planned Parenthood runs the largest chain of abortion facilities in the nation and in Texas. Our tax dollars should not go to such an organization.

Your name
Your address

Please let us know you’ve contacted them.

Send comments to info@texasallianceforlife.org.


Texas Alliance for Life was instrumental in successfully defunding Planned Parenthood $30 of $32 million in women’s health funding in 2011 at the state level. Credit goes to Sen. Jane Nelson and Rep. John Zerwas for authoring SB 7 and Sen. Tommy Williams and Reps. Warren Chisum, Geanie Morrison, and Cindy Burkett for authoring a budget provision to prioritize funds away from Planned Parenthood to organizations that offer comprehensive primary care, a level that Planned Parenthood is unwilling to provide.

As a result, Texas has a network of more than 3,000 providers of women’s health services across the state in the Texas Women’s Health Program.

Since that time, Planned Parenthood has closed nine of its 14 abortion facilities in Texas, with five facilities remaining in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood continues to receive more than $500 million per year in federal funds. We need to completely defund Planned Parenthood at the national level.


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