Urge the Iowa legislature to defund Planned Parenthood!
We've won! Planned Parenthood had been defunded in Iowa and as a result, four Planned Parenthood clinics have recently closed! This a huge victory for life!!
Thank you for your action! As a result of your dedication, babies in Iowa are being saved!
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 Iowa!
Good news! The Iowa legislature is now considering a state budget that defunds Planned Parenthood and instead redirects funds to health programs that don’t include abortions. This would be a huge victory for life in Iowa! Please urge the Iowa legislature to stand up for life by defunding the mega abortion business in Iowa!
In an attempt to keep their unparalleled 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.
“We would say things like, ‘your visit today costs X number of dollars, how much of that are you going to be able to pay today?’ If they said, ‘I’m not able to pay today,’ we’d say, ‘If you can’t pay ten dollars today, how are you going to take care of a baby? … There is nowhere you can go to get help, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination.’” This type of pressure to have an abortion is unacceptable for an organization that supposedly supports choice and wants our taxpayer dollars!
It’s obvious, Planned Parenthood isn’t a women’s health clinic primarily – it’s an abortion business. Yet, unbelievably, Planned Parenthood continues to be funded through taxpayer dollars at both the state and federal level. In 2016, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa received one million dollars in state funding.
This must end. Please sign this petition to Iowa legislature and urge them to defund this abortion business!