Support the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee
Abortion is a grave evil in our society. It’s critical that we fight on all fronts to empower women and protect vulnerable, unborn babies. There are many means by which we can accomplish this goal, but it’s no secret that ending state funding to Planned Parenthood would be a huge step towards protecting life in Tennessee.
Representative Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir City, is working to introduce legislation into Tennessee General Assembly, which would defund Planned Parenthood. Please sign this petition to House leadership asking them to support this measure in order to protect mothers, fathers and babies in Tennessee from abortion.
“A false narrative exists in Tennessee that Planned Parenthood doesn’t receive Tennessee taxpayer dollars. Media and professional politicians from both sides of the aisle have reinforced this false narrative time and time again to protect their funding,” says Representative Matlock. “It is beyond time for Tennessee leaders to show integrity and honesty by putting this to bed once and for all.”
Taxpayer dollars aren’t earmarked towards providing abortions at Planned Parenthood in Tennessee. However, thousands of dollars from the state are going to Planned Parenthood through services such as Medicaid. This is what Representative Matlock seeks to prevent. Every dollar that Planned Parenthood receives, from any source, fuels their abortion machine.
“I know my Republican colleagues will stand by me and finally codify, once and for all, that Planned Parenthood can receive no taxpayer dollars,” said Representative Matlock.
In an attempt to keep their public funding, Planned Parenthood claims that they do far more than just abortion—they are supposedly committed to providing women the full range of reproductive health services, including prenatal care.
As a series of recent investigative videos produced by Live Action have demonstrated, however, Planned Parenthood clinics offer women only one option—abortion.
Planned Parenthood clinics (1) do not offer prenatal care, (2) won’t allow use of ultrasounds for anything other than abortion, and, in fact, (3) are required to meet certain quotas of abortions each month. One of these facts being true is a travesty; all three make the mission of Planned Parenthood clear—perform as many abortions as possible.
A former employee of Planned Parenthood recently revealed that she was trained “to really encourage women to get an abortion and to [get] it at Planned Parenthood, because that would help us meet our goal [quota]. We would try to have the appointment for the abortion scheduled before they left the clinic.
Planned Parenthood isn’t a women’s health clinic primarily – it’s an abortion business. And it has no business receiving any funding Tennessee. Please sign this petition to support the effort to end funding to Planned Parenthood in Tennessee once and for all.
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