Rand Paul asks 100,000 pastors to help mobilize grassroots to defund Planned Parenthood (video)
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - If Congress is going to defund Planned Parenthood, they're going to need a lot of prayer -- and maybe a sermon or two.
Sen. Rand Paul sent out an e-mail to more than 100,000 Christian pastors asking them "to help mobilize the grassroots pressure it's going to take to force the Senate to strip Planned Parenthood of every last penny of taxpayer dollars."
The junior senator from Kentucky and 2016 presidential hopeful credited undercover videos produced by investigators at the Center for Medical Progress for his unyielding commitment to stripping the abortion industry of the more than $500 million in taxpayer funds it receives every year.
"When I saw all of those undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood's chief abortionist admit they routinely skirt laws against partial-birth abortion to kill unborn babies, dismember them and sell their body parts for profit, it sickened my stomach," he said. "I vowed to do everything I could to strip them of every last dime of taxpayer dollars."
The e-mail targeted ministers who are associated with the American Renewal Project, an endeavor by David Lane to recruit 1,000 pastors to run for elected office at every level of government.
Sen. Paul also released a video message to accompany his letter.
The senator also asked pastors to visit the website DefundToday.com, which contains contact information for Congress and sample sermons the pastors can use as a model to encourage their congregations to pressure Congress to end all funding for the group, which performed more than 300,000 abortions in 2013.