The Hyde Amendment prohibits tax-payer funded abortion and has been in place four decades with bipartisan support...until now. It has proven to be the greatest domestic abortion-reduction measure ever enacted by Congress and the majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars paying for abortions, yet it along with the Helms Amendment that prohibits US funds for international abortions are on the chopping block. We’re fortunate that our representative in the Chattanooga area, Chuck Fleishman, is fighting to uphold the Hyde Amendment and Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty have introduced legislation to close loopholes that allow Title X family planning funds to go to entities that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood. Every citizen who does not want their money paying for abortions must make sure their legislators know it.
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has hired two staff in Chattanooga: a community organizer and a health educator. They are building support and expanding Planned Parenthood in Chattanooga. They are infiltrating our beloved community and targeting our children!
Chattanooga celebrates 28 years without an abortion clinic this year, and we want to keep it that way!
Chattanooga does not need anything Planned Parenthood has to offer. There are more than 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers within 30 miles of downtown Chattanooga that provide comprehensive health services with licensed professionals regardless of the person’s ability to pay. We also have several Pregnancy Resource Centers in the Chattanooga area that provide free support and services to families facing unexpected pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood claims they are not trying to get into our schools with their sex education curriculum or open an abortion clinic, but we do not believe them. Planned Parenthood is a business and the product they are selling is abortion. They literally sell death. Their bottom line is making money. When a woman walks in their doors, their goal is not to present choices, it is to sell her an abortion. When they are in the community, their goal is to create business, to create a need for abortion.
According to even a former educator for Planned Parenthood and undercover investigation, Planned Parenthood uses their sex education program as a gateway which leads vulnerable youth to Planned Parenthood’s doors for future abortion services. They try to undermine parents, referring to them as “barriers to service,” and they have opposed every parental consent law across the nation. A few years ago, a series of undercover videos came out showing how Planned Parenthood was illegally selling aborted baby parts.
With this track record, how could the people of Chattanooga trust the largest abortion provider in the world with their deadly agenda to have the best intentions for our children and our community at heart?