“After yesterday’s budget vote, it looks like the government will be able to scrape by for another 21 days. But unlike the last three resolutions, this one had an air of finality about it. Both sides are tired of funding Washington on an installment plan and seem ready to drop the gloves in the fight they’ve been postponing,” writes Tony Perkins in his Washington Update, Friday.
“As far as liberals are concerned, the quarrel is not just over how much is being cut but what is being cut. When reporters asked Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) whether he would be willing to defund Planned Parenthood, the answer was “not only no, but hell no.”
“The Left’s [agenda] will be on full display if it follows through with the threat to shut down Washington over abortion funding. Maybe then Americans will get a true picture of how much these leaders will sacrifice to protect Planned Parenthood. “If that’s the case,” said Father Frank Pavone, “then shut it down. When a government funds massive child-killing, it has betrayed its very purpose anyway.“
WHAT? You pro-lifers want to shut down the Government? Tony Perkins explains that “shutting down” is not nearly as drastic as it seems,
“What most people don’t understand is that a “shut down” is really a slowdown, which would force the government to operate as the Constitution intended it. The military would still be fully functional, so would Congress, border patrol, the U.S. Postal Service, the F.B.I., air traffic control, food inspection, etc. But all of the nonessential functions of Washington would fall away, freeing our leaders to focus on the crisis at hand.”
It is absolutely imperative that the GOP stands firm at this time. As the Susan B. Anthony List’s own Michele Bachmann pointed out to Republican leadership, “You don’t win if you don’t fight. If we do not stand our ground on the CR… and use it to stop the $105.5 billion… ObamaCare will be implemented on our watch, and… we will find it difficult–if not impossible–to regain the strategic advantage.”
I’m a Kiwi. I’m based here in New Zealand. I can’t ring my member of Congress, but I need each one of you to ring your member of Congress NOW, and explain to him or her why they absolutely must not back down – they must not accept a budget which continues to fund the abortion-funding provisions in Obamacare, and the funding of the States’ biggest abortion money-making scam, Planned Parenthood.
At the very least, it can go down in the history books for our children that in 2011 the pro-life movement was so dedicated to defending life, so vocal on behalf of those who had no voice, that they caused the Government to be “shut down” over this horrific, horrendous issue. If we achieve nothing else, we are at the very least honoring the memory of the more than 40 million innocent pre-born children mercilessly slaughtered in America, “land of the free”.
We need every hand on deck. The future of taxpayer-funded child killing in America; of child killing in America, is in your hands. Please, for the love of the children, do not remain silent. Stand true, be a voice for the voiceless, speak up now and pass this message on.