Reid Willing to Shut Down Government Rather Than Cut Planned Parenthood Pork

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On the very day that the Church gathers to celebrate the Annunciation of Our Blessed Lord, Harry Reid makes it clear that he would rather make sure that innocent, unborn children have every chance to be murdered with full consent of the Federal Government.

Please read the disturbing email alert I just received from Fr. Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life, that I would like to share with you:

March 25, 2011

“I’ll shut down the government before I’ll cut one penny of abortion funding!”

Dear lozeerose,

The gauntlet has been thrown.

The infamous Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently declared to the American people that he would rather shut down the U.S. government than allow ANY cuts in funding to Planned Parenthood — the number one abortion provider in the world.

This epic fight is being carried out in the “budget battle” that is now going through the United States Congress.  There was a vote in the House of Representatives already to defund Planned Parenthood — but the pro-abortion members of both parties in Congress are adamantly opposed to ANY cuts in Planned Parenthood’s funding, and even many “pro-life” members are not ready to go all the way against them.

Right now, you and I need to bring enormous pressure upon Congress in order to make sure that we defund Planned Parenthood for the remainder of the fiscal year, which goes through the end of September.

We’re talking about $170 million — reluctantly provided to Planned Parenthood by the U.S. taxpayer.  That means you!

Your representatives in Washington are under enormous pressure to cave in to Harry Reid’s “ransom” demands, or else he’ll “hijack” and “kidnap” the federal government!

This is what we are up against when it comes to fanatically pro-abortion zealots.

However, there is hope that we can win this fight!  All we need is your immediate action so that the House of Representatives keeps the Pence Amendment (which defunds Planned Parenthood) in the “Continuing Resolution” bill that is being so hotly debated in Congress right now.

The four key players involved in this fight are: Rep. John Boehner (House Majority Leader)… Rep. Eric Cantor (Majority Whip)… Rep. Paul Ryan (Chairman of the House Budget Committee)… and Rep. Mike Pence (author of the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood).

For your convenience in contacting these four brave men who are on our side, we have prepared a message that you can sign just by clicking here. We will deliver it to them in person from our Washington DC office.

And while you are still on your computer, please forward this Alert to everyone on your email list.

I thank you in advance for your prompt action on this matter.  The vote could happen at any time, so we must act now!

In a recent statement on the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood through the Pence Amendment, Harry Reid said — in no uncertain terms — “Not only no, but HELL NO!”

So we are turning this around on Harry Reid.  When it comes to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, we say, “Not only no, but HELL NO!”

Please take action now
.  The babies you help save will thank you some day.


Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

PS:  I thought you’d like to know that these email campaigns have proven to be tremendously successful in helping us achieve our goals.  For instance, the fight to save Baby Joseph was won because you and tens of thousands of your fellow pro-lifers sent the automatic emails and forwarded my Alerts to your friends and family members.

Again, all you need to do is click here
. It’s the easiest way to have the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time.

And don’t forget to forward this email to everyone on your list.  Thank you for caring, and may God continue to bless you and your family during this holy season of Lent.

Priests For Life
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 888-PFL-3448
Fax: 718-980-6515

Here’s my take: I would rather have the government shutdown to protect the lives of these innocent babies by cutting all funding for abortion than the opposite. What about you?

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