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09/09/2015 Members' Fundraiser for Tammy Duckworth click here to read more
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09/10/2015 WNDC Dinner and Concert Event click here to read more
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09/15/2015 Sister Simone Campbell, Pope Francis and the Challenge to Work for Social Justice click here to read more
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09/15/2014 Who or What killed Michael Brown click here to read more
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02/24/2014 Ukraine: Old Style “Super Power” Keeps Going Out of Fashion click here to read more
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02/02/2014 In Memory of Pete Seeger click here to read more
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01/15/2014 BAD WATER IN WEST VIRGINIA: WHAT HAPPENS IF SMALL GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGY WINS THE ARGUMENT click here to read more
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12/19/2013 OUR MORAL IMPERATIVE click here to read more
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11/22/2013 CONGRATULATE SENATOR REID FOR ACTING TO END OBSTRUCTION IN THE SENATE click here to read more
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11/20/2013 ABUSE OF THE FILIBUSTER BY THE MINORITY click here to read more
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11/20/2013 WNDC ONE OF 26 ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN FIX THE SENATE NOW COALITION LETTER click here to read more
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11/13/2013 ANOTHER SHOWDOWN IN SENATE OVER PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES click here to read more
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10/28/2013 KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE: FIX THE FLAWED STATE DEPARTMENT'S DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DSEIS) click here to read more

From the Right to Vote...The Power to Lead • The WNDC Mission Statement

Don’t Let the GOP Defund Planned Parenthood

The GOP and other self-righteous bullies have mounted decade’s long “gotcha” attacks on Planned Parenthood.  Until July 2015, far right anti-choice organizations and the GOP were focused on making abortion illegal again as well as preventing women from using contraception.

But now, according to Politico, Republicans are threatening to shut down the government—by including a requirement that Planned Parenthood be defunded in a must-pass spending bill with a September 30 deadline. 

This latest “war on women” tactic results from several secretly taped videos released to American media by the shell organization Center for Medical Practice (CFMP), claiming to show that Planned Parenthood “sells" tissue from aborted fetal body parts. 

However the facts—deliberately omitted from the video —are that families sometimes donate such tissues for scientific research.  The only fees are for storage and transport of the tissues.

Defunding Planned Parenthood is a stunt because no federal funds are used for abortion services. But Congressional action to defund Planned Parenthood would deny basic health care and life-saving cancer screenings to approximately two million American women and men.

Please e-mail or call the White House (202-456-1111) to thank President Obama for his promise to veto every bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

Please phone your representatives and senators and tell them "Hands off PlannedParenthood."

 

Karen J. Pataky, NPC
Vice President, Political Action and Public Policy
Chair, Health Care Task Force.

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