AFA's Action Alert earlier this week prompted 31,304 emails to the Senate, urging members to pass H.J. Res. 43, overruling Obama's harmful regulation and protecting the right of states to defund Planned Parenthood.
At the end of the vote, the Senate was tied 50-50, meaning the resolution would not pass. But, because of Senate rules, the vice president of the United States was allowed to vote on the measure and break the tie.
Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Senate chambers and cast the critical vote needed to allow states to allocate funds in a way that clearly keeps family planning and abortion separate by not funding organizations that participate in abortion.
I know you also appreciate the vice president's outspoken Christian faith and the influence he has already had on our country. His devotion to his wife and family are well known by those in his home state of Indiana, and are now being recognized nationwide.
For example, as early as 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife, and that he won't attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side. You can read an amazing story about Mike and Karen Pence here.
I am grateful for the leadership of Vice President Pence as a great example of a family leader who respects his wife and children. And I am grateful for his vote as vice president, which will save the lives of tens of thousands of babies from the hands of Planned Parenthood.