Perhaps only those who closely follow Congress will realize the full importance of yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762). But it is a very important victory.
The bill would block, for one year, most of the federal funding that Planned Parenthood receives. It also repeals several of Obamacare’s anti-life provisions.
What is so important about this win is that it is the first time a bill that de-funds Planned Parenthood and an Obamacare repeal measure will actually get to the president’s desk.
President Obama has promised to veto it. But that’s not the end of the story.
Pro-lifers made their voices heard through their elected officials with their support for this bill, and we have demonstrated that we actually can get a funding cut and a repeal enacted into law when the next president takes office.
If that new president is pro-life.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that a vote to override the president’s veto will occur the week of January 25, symbolically around the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. And while it will be an uphill battle to get the required 2/3rds needed to override, National Right to Life will be doing everything it can between now and then to convince members of Congress to support this important pro-life bill and make it law.
Your financial support can help us communicate with representatives’ pro-life constituents around the country to get them to pour phone calls, letters, and emails into congressional offices and stir up a mighty grassroots call to override Obama’s veto!
Please help with a generous contribution of $100, $50, or $35. We could celebrate for just a moment yesterday for this great win, but there is so much more to do. Let’s show the world that we can defund Planned Parenthood, and we can repeal the anti-life Obamacare!