Last week, Life of the Party urged pro-lifers and fiscal conservatives alike to contact state house and senate budget leaders and tell them to cut the entire $9 million for what the abortion industry euphemistically calls "family planning" from the state budget. The government has no business funding the abortion industry under any euphamism.
We became aware of the $9 million by watching the actions of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, as they were doing their best to activate their supporters in raising a stink about the state senate's budget proposal. The state senate was proposing to cut $1 million, which NARAL disclosed was 10% of the state's generous contribution (via your tax dollars) to the abortion industry. So the state senate budget proposal left $9 million in tact.
Now, NARAL is ramping up their "urgent action" calls, because in their minds, the state house's budget proposal is "even worse":
The House budget not only calls for a 10% reduction in family planning funding in the first year of the budget, but will completely eliminate funding for the program in the second year.
This might sound like good news to us, but lest we become too comfortable with our legislators, let's keep in mind, they still plan to only cut 10% this year, and according to NARAL in their action alert letter to pro-abortion activists, the state house is doing so because they are counting on federal dollars to cover the bill next year:
The House budget was written under the assumption that next year money from the federal government will arrive that will cover the proposed elimination of state funding for birth control.
The radical pro-abortion minority forces are highly motivated to keep our tax dollars flowing to support their industry. In the same letter from NARAL, they boasted:
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington activists have sent thousands of contacts to the legislature in support of full, ongoing funding for birth control and other family planning services. Budget leaders from the House and Senate are now taking the budget to a conference committee to decide on a final version.
Will pro-lifers, middle-grounders and fiscal conservatives allow the radical pro-abortion voices to be louder and exert more pressure so that the state and federal governments continue to confiscate our money and feed the abortion industry?
You still have time to contact the House and Senate Budget Leaders:
If you need talking points, go here.
(Click on names to get to page to e-mail these legislators) Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee (360) 786-7616 __________________________________________ Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee
Fax: (360) 786-1397
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Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee
Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee
Senator Lisa Brown
Fax: (360) 786-1999
Rep. Frank Chopp