FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and a coalition of state and national pro-life organizations including Live Action, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council, AUL Action, 40 Days for Life, Concerned Women for America and New Jersey Right to Life, launched a grassroots campaign and online action center at www.ExposePlannedParenthood.com to lobby Members of Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. The efforts come in response to undercover footage released yesterday showing Planned Parenthood of New Jersey aiding and abetting in alleged human sex trafficking and prostitution of female minors.
The website provides a venue for pro-life grassroots activists to urge their Representatives to support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act aiming to defund Planned Parenthood of the millions of dollars it receives annually under Title X family planning funds. The website will encourage e-mails, phone calls and visits to local Congressional offices and coordinate a national letter to the editor campaign.
“If there is a point where we can say ‘this is too much,’ this is it,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The horror exposed in the video released yesterday was not an isolated incident in the history of a group willing to be a chief ally in the exploitation of women and girls. The unbroken chain of Planned Parenthood’s violations is appalling. Yet, this organization insists that it deserves taxpayers’ continued support. The moment for taxpayers to reject their compulsory funding of the exploitation of women has arrived. If this organization doesn’t shut down its gruesome business altogether, it should at least operate on its own dime. The SBA List and other groups in this coalition are calling upon pro-life America to contact their Representatives and urge them to support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. Planned Parenthood must be defunded.”
The “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act,” sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), was introduced on January 7, 2011 and would ensure that tax dollars are not sent to abortion providers under Title X family planning grants.
The undercover video, released yesterday, is 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.
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.
For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or [email protected].
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