Arriving with a truck full of socks, a pro-life group is making house calls on U.S. senators reminding them it's time to get serious about defunding the nation's largest abortion chain.
Students for Life has launched its "Sockit2PP Truck Tour." Executive director Kristan Hawkins says they will be busy selling the idea in key states.
"We're going to be touring the country with baby socks this fall, demanding that Congress uphold their promises to defund Planned Parenthood," she explains. "We have purchased a truck [and] stuffed it with 328,348 baby socks – every single sock representing one child who will be aborted this year by Planned Parenthood, which we fund with our tax dollars."
The campaign kicked off this week in Washington, DC, with subsequent stops planned in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia – and ending up back in the nation's capital again on Saturday, September 23. The group hopes to impress upon U.S. senators representing those states the need to strip the abortion-provider of federal funding. After the tour, the socks will be divided as they head to 90 college campuses this fall.
The latest defunding effort is currently before the Senate: the Graham-Cassidy bill.
"The goal will be to get the GOP members of the Senate working together to pass this piece of legislation, which will defund Planned Parenthood, and redirect dollars to federally qualified health centers that actually provide real healthcare to women and children and families," adds Hawkins.
Another goal is to energize voting-age students to call on office holders who have rejected or waivered on attempts to divorce the federal government from the abortion corporation.