Aren’t Republicans Supposed to be Pro-Life?

April 17, 2018

We’re still fuming over the omnibus spending bill passed last month. With a Republican majority in the House and Senate, and with a Republican president, we had such high hopes that this would finally be the year that America’s largest abortion vendor came tumbling down. Nope. Still funded. It’s utterly baffling and wholly disheartening that funding for Planned Parenthood was included in the spending bill yet again. Our taxes continue to support an organization that kills the most vulnerable and innocent human beings in our society: unborn babies.

It’s time for our government to make it illegal to rip babies apart or burn them alive in the womb (as D&E abortions or saline abortions do to babies). Or at the very least, it’s time for government to stop making us have to pay for it with our tax dollars.

I know pro-choicers will just respond that tax dollars don’t go toward abortions—they go toward Planned Parenthood’s other services. However, our tax dollars are still helping to keep Planned Parenthood in business, and its main business is abortion. Our tax dollars might not be directly paying for abortions, but if we’re paying for the lights in the building to be on during abortions, paying for the equipment necessary for abortions, and paying for counselors to work there who urge women to abort their sons and daughters, that’s essentially still paying for abortions.

When will the Left get it through their jumbled heads that we don’t need Planned Parenthood? Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and not-for-profit pregnancy help centers are more valuable for woman’s health than Planned Parenthood facilities. There’s only about 650 Planned Parenthood facilities, but there’s over 13,000 FQHCs throughout America that provide more health services than Planned Parenthood does, and the FQHCs don’t offer killing as one of their “services.” Why don’t we just fund an extra 650 FQHCs instead of funding abortion facilities? As Students for Life of America points out, Planned Parenthood’s funding has increased, but their health services have decreased. Planned Parenthood is offering significantly less cancer screenings, preventative care, prenatal services, etc., than they used to. What’s not significantly decreasing is the number of abortions they do a year: 321,384. That’s over 850 sons and daughters killed every day by Planned Parenthood.

It’s time for Republicans to stop merely claiming to be pro-life, and instead back up their words with actions—the action of defunding Planned Parenthood! As the omnibus spending bill proves though, we obviously cannot wait on them to save the unborn. Even though we haven’t been able to change the law, we can still change hearts and minds about this issue. How are you living out your pro-life beliefs in your neighborhood, family, church, and community? Our founder here at Texas Citizens Coalition, Gary Gates, didn’t merely claim all life is valuable—he backed up his words with actions. He’s been a board member at a local Pregnancy Resource Center, and he adopted eleven children, opening up his heart and home to them.  By adopting, he and his wife could provide an alternative for women considering abortion.

What about yourself? What type of life-affirming actions do you take part in? How do you show that you believe all human life is valuable and worth saving? Click here to send us a message —we’d be delighted to hear from you!

In Service,

Texas Citizens Coalition

Gary Gates started the non-profit Texas Citizens Coalition because he has a passion for individual liberty and preserving the Constitution, and it’s a fight he’s engaged in with every facet of his life. He believes a coalition is needed because it takes all of us being actively involved to move our state and country forward. We as citizens must stay informed because We the People are in charge and must hold government accountable. Gary desires to provide Texas citizens a free resource to get useful information about state government from a conservative perspective.
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