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US Senate bill fails; NC waits on McCrory to defund Planned Parenthood

Today North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis took a stand for life by voting to Defund Planned Parenthood in the US Senate. Please take a moment to publicly thank them on Facebook and Twitter!

Senator Richard Burr
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Senator Thom Tillis
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Unfortunately, despite the outcrying of Americans against Planned Parenthood in the past few weeks, S. 1881 didn’t pass the Senate. Now we know which of America’s 100 Senators would rather curry favor with Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood than vote to stop funding abortion facilities that are trafficking baby body parts.

defund planned parenthood in North CarolinaToday the North Carolina Values Coalition started a campaign to ask North Carolina Governor McCrory to cancel state contracts and investigate all abortion clinics in the state. You can sign the petition at www.ProLifeNC.org

There is no question that Planned Parenthood should not be receiving one cent of our state or federal tax dollars. Today’s vote in the US Senate, although defeated, is actually good news! The last time the US Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood, only 42 Senators voted in favor. Today 53 Senators voted to defund Planned Parenthood. That is real progress, and we hope to build on this momentum until we can get a pro-life Senate and a pro-life President.

Ultimately, today’s vote in the US Senate proves that we must elect a pro-life President in 2016. We need someone in the White House who will protect unborn lives and promote a culture of life for our country.

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood completely and finally is only just beginning. Pro-life leaders in the US House are calling for investigations into Planned Parenthood’s practices. We are also working at the state level to make sure Planned Parenthood is not receiving any funding from North Carolina.

We will continue to keep you updated about this unfolding scandal and the effort to Defund Planned Parenthood!