Keep the Pressure on!Posted: September 30, 2015
Your voice is being heard. Thanks to your calls, petitions, letters— and even tweets— this week the Senate passed a budget bill free of any attacks on women’s reproductive health.
If you haven’t been paying attention lately (and we don’t blame you!) you might wonder what women’s health care has to do with the congressional budget. Well, Congress is desperate to agree on a budget bill by Midnight tonight in order to avert a government shut down. But, due to the recent controversy over sting videos attacking Planned Parenthood, some anti-choice members of Congress have been targeting federal funds for the preventive health services Planned Parenthood provides, and pushing for a government shutdown if they don’t get their way.
Real Republicans are fighting back.
These are mounting victories– but the fight is far from over.
Even in the final hours, anti-choice members of the House pushed for ANOTHER vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Fortunately, a clean budget bill will go to the President to sign, and the doors of government will remain open, but we need to keep the pressure on. These extremists need to know these attacks are unacceptable.
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