Trustee Election
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  • TRAP LAWS
  • BIRTH CONTROL
  • ABORTION FUNDING
Winning Issue » ABORTION FUNDING


Many Americans who believe that abortion is murder wish to prohibit doctors and health maintenance organizations (HMO) from performing this procedure. Others believe abortion is a woman’s fundamental civil right and should be offered by all HMOs. Some Americans object to public funds being used for organizations which provide abortion services. Pro-life groups say this funding is responsible for the murder of countless unborn, contrary to the wishes of many taxpayers. Others disagree, saying direct federal funding for abortions has been outlawed for many years. In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed at least 334,000 abortions at more than 750 clinics. In 2012, it received nearly 45%, or about $542 million, of its annual funding from government grants and contracts including Medicaid. Critics say this underscores the need to prohibit federal funding of this organization. Supporters claim Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of reproductive health services aside from abortion, including pregnancy testing and contraceptive services. Its annual report showed this organization provided sexually transmitted disease treatment for 4.5 million Americans and cancer screening and prevention services for 1.3 million others. Planned Parenthood claims abortion services comprise only 3% of the healthcare services it provides to women. In some rural areas, the Planned Parenthood clinic is the only affordable reproductive healthcare option for people without insurance. It says that one in five American women have visited a Planned Parenthood clinic at least once in her life. Pro-life advocates claim the number of abortions will increase with the health insurance plans offered under Obamacare. They also claim the cost of providing abortions will be paid by everyone participating in these plans. Pro-choice advocates say those who choose to enroll in a health plan that offers abortion services under the Affordable Care Act are required to pay a surcharge.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act




Options


  • I oppose reforming current abortion funding policy and wish to defeat H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where: (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy; requiring HHS to provide Congress annually: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available, and wish to pass H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Dan Benishek (MI) and/or Rep. Diane Black (TN), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where: (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy; requiring HHS to provide Congress annually: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available, and wish to pass H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Dan Benishek (MI) and/or Rep. Diane Black (TN), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Dan Benishek (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Diane Black (TN) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
Sponsor: Rep. Diane Black, TN
Status: House Subcommittee on Health (House Energy and Commerce Committee)
Chairman: Rep. Dan Benishek, MI


If elected as a trustee, NRLC will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate against funding for abortion in general, and against funding Planned Parenthood in particular.

Founded in 1968, National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. It is a federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters. Through education and legislation, NRLC is working to restore legal protection to the most defenseless members of our society who are threatened by abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia. National Right to Life works to achieve its mission through education, legislation and political action. Its activities include providing research, educational materials, information and leadership training for effective right-to-life citizenship as well as sponsoring legislation which will advance the protection of human life and supporting the election of public officials who defend life.


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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020