FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) for deploying far left-wing sites in an attempt to smear Lila Rose, whose undercover videos released this week revealed criminal activity at several clinics. The videos, showing employees of clinics in New Jersey and Virginia aiding and abetting in alleged human sex trafficking and prostitution of female minors, have sparked outrage and a call to strip the organization of public funds.
“Out of fear and desperation, Planned Parenthood and its president, Cecile Richards, have unleashed their attack dogs to distract from their unsafe and exploitive practices,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List. “Ms. Richards has no concern about the organization’s documented and systemic willingness to aid and abet sex trafficking of minors, which tells us much about Planned Parenthood and their real agenda.
“Instead of answering questions about its protracted pattern of illicit activities, illustrated in this latest string of videos, Planned Parenthood has lashed out at the messenger.
“At its core, Planned Parenthood and its clinics are not safe for women, for children and for the public at large. American taxpayers should not be funding this organization that engages in potential criminal activity.”
The Susan B. Anthony List and a coalition of pro-life groups have mobilized grassroots activists across the country to press Congress to end federal funding of the abortion industry. On Thursday, their new website, www.ExposePlannedParenthood.com, hosted a webcast that drew more than 40,000 viewers.
The first undercover video, released Tuesday, is one of the latest in a series of more than a dozen previous Live Action sting operations coordinated by 22-year old Lila Rose and her investigative team. Footage shows a clinic manager conspiring with a man posing as a pimp to secretly secure STD testing, contraception and access to abortion services for his prostitutes, as young as 14 years old, despite their age and enslavement. On Thursday morning, Live Action released a second video depicting similar violations at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Richmond, VA.
The Susan B. Anthony List spent $11 million during the 2010 midterm election cycle. Overall, the SBA List was involved in 90 races including 62 wins and 28 losses. Successes included: defeating 15 of 20 so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care reform bill; increasing the number of pro-life women in the House by 70 percent; filling the void of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate and increasing the number of pro-life women governors from one to four.
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