Planned Parenthood lost a House vote on Friday by a count of 245 to 180 that would strip its funding out of this year's stopgap spending bill. But they're not sitting still.
Frank James of NPR's blog It's All Politics is reporting the "woman's health organization" plans to run radio ads that will initially target several Republican lawmakers, including "freshmen Allen West (FL), Frank Guinta (NH), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY) and Pat Meehan (PA) as well as Mike Fitzpatrick, (PA) who served in the House previously." Well, there's that, and this weekend's New York "Safer Sex Party" with the handcuffs and "Hedonist Chocolates."
NPR didn't notice happy groups like the National Right to Life Committee applauding the denial of funds to the "bloated abortion mega-marketer," but they helpfully forwarded the text of a Planned Parenthood ad, called "Flushed."
It's the sound of (Congressman/woman name) wasting your money.
S/he just voted against one of the best investments ever: making sure that women and families can get affordable birth control and preventive health care.
X's vote doesn't create a single job, doesn't reduce the deficit, and doesn't save you a penny.
What his/her vote WOULD do is bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding to do its vital work - by denying millions of women preventive care, including birth control, annual exams, and lifesaving cancer screenings.
And (name) vote is sure to increase the number of unintended pregnancies and undetected cancers.
In the long run, that's going to cost all of us plenty.
Representative X promised to focus on jobs, but instead s/he's joined a costly war on women's health care.
We need your help to fight back. Find out more at www.plannedparenthood.org
The picture is an AP photo NPR's used repeatedly of a "statue symbolizing women's empowerment at a Planned Parenthood center in Tucson, Ariz."