Sen. Deuell (SD-2) authored a bill, SB 1854, to re-authorize the Women’s Health Program which will otherwise ‘sunset’ in September 2011. This bill, if enacted, restricts funds from family planning providers that have affiliates that perform abortions.
SB 1854clearly instructs authorities to enforce this provision. It provides that if lawsuits challenge this provision and prevail, then funding will be removed
altogether. In the past the authorities have been reluctant to deny funding to Planned Parenthood on the basis on probable lawsuits.
Currently over 5,000 care providers can provide family planning services to low-income women. These 5,000 care providers make family planning services more accessible to women in small secluded communities than do Planned Parenthood facilities.
The challenge to volunteer organizations is to connect low-income women to these providers.
Action Item – 1
Please contact one of Senator Deuell’s offices and thank him for authoring SB 1854.
|The Honorable Bob Deuell
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-7202 fax
|18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 400
Mesquite, Texas 75150
fax (972) 279-1065
Action Item – 2
Contact a pro-life organization. Ask how you can serve the cause for life.