Fighting to Defund Planned Parenthood

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ

I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a critical issue we talked about on today’s radio broadcast.

We updated you on the monumental Title X issue defunding millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood. In my opinion, we are in a critical moment for defending the lives of unborn babies.

As we’ve told you, Planned Parenthood and other abortionists have slipped through loopholes to take advantage of these taxpayer provided dollars, even though the law clearly states that this money was never to be used for abortion services. Thanks to a new rule issued by the Trump Administration, which we filed official public comments in support of and which was recently finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services, that money will no longer go to Planned Parenthood or any other organizations that perform abortions, and will instead be sent to organizations that don’t take the lives of unborn babies through abortion – including pro-life crisis pregnancy centers who desperately need it. We told you about one pregnancy center that has now been awarded a $5 million grant.

We’ve been defending pro-life pregnancy centers for 35 years. This is historic. After decades of fighting, we are getting closer to defeating Planned Parenthood and the taxpayer-funded abortion industry.

But Planned Parenthood and more than 20 states have filed 3 lawsuits trying to block this new rule and safeguard Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funds. As ACLJ Senior Counsel CeCe Heil said on today’s program, “You don’t plan a family by killing a baby.” That’s why our legal team is preparing 3 critical amicus briefs to defend life and defund Planned Parenthood in each of these critical cases.

As we prepare these briefs, which are all due by April 15th, we need you to sign on to them with us. You can read more about these important cases here.


Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a number 1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he’s been on the front lines – working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena. At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued 12 cases – including several landmark cases which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation.


Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.