The House Republicans’ new “American Health Care Act” includes a direct attack on Planned Parenthood. Their plan would freeze funds to Medicaid, a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood, DENYING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ACCESS TO CRITICAL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE! Women and men in under-served areas and low income earners would bear the brunt of this disastrous policy. Contrary to Republican rhetoric about Planned Parenthood…
– Planned Parenthood enjoys strong public support, according to sixteen nationwide polls.
– Abortions account for only 3% of services nationwide — and they are NOT funded by federal dollars.
– PP delivers vital healthcare to Americans: cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, family planning, prenatal care and HIV testing.
Some Oregon MoC’s have made statements supporting Planned Parenthood…
We must fight to save Planned Parenthood!
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
“My name is [—] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I would like to thank Senator [name] for his unwavering support of Planned Parenthood and ask that he continue to block the passage of the American Health Care Act which defunds this vital program.”
**ACTION 2: CALL REPRESENTATIVE WALDEN**
Sample Script for Walden:
“My name is [—] and I am a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am calling to express my concern over the defunding of Planned Parenthood through the American Health Care Act. Sixteen separate nationwide polls show how strong the public favor the high-quality, lifesaving medical care Planned Parenthood provides. Will Representative Walden protect his constituents health and well being?”
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
La Grande: (541) 624-2400
It is impossible to know the anticipated cost and fiscal impact of the ACA replacement bill without it being scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Whenever you call Representative Walden for the next several days and weeks, please persist with this demand regarding the ACA replacement bill: