Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pro-Life Advocates Stand Up to Planned Parenthood Nationwide


'The major pro-life groups around the country are coming together to implement a unified national action.'

In 2006, Planned Parenthood performed nearly 300,000 abortions in the U.S. and took in $1 billion in revenue.

The nation's largest abortion business can thank U.S. taxpayers, who pitched in a little more than $330 million.

Life advocates are taking notice, and are again calling for the government to stop supporting abortion.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman, R.-Minn., told a crowd at the Values Voter Summit this month that any business that has a $115 million surplus does not deserve government funding.

“They are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, which means they pay no taxes,” she said. Yet "they receive over $300 million per year in grants from the federal government."

In Chicago, the Pro-Life Action League is spearheading the National Coalition to Defeat Planned Parenthood. More than 50 pro-life leaders kicked off the effort last week.

"In the past, there have been may local and statewide efforts to thwart Planned Parenthood, but what makes the National Coalition to Defeat Planned Parenthood special is that for the first time, the major pro-life groups around the country are coming together to implement a unified national action," said Eric Scheidler, communications director for the Action League.

The coalition will work to mobilize pro-life supporters at the grassroots level and plans to hold regular meetings.

The ultimate goal? Eliminate Planned Parenthood's government funding at the local, state and federal levels. Focus on the Family


Anonymous said...

I hope the effort to stop government funding of abortion will be successful.

The real abortion battle will intensify once Roe vs. Wade is overturned. As I point out in my article, Whose Choice?, Roe vs. Wade is vulnerable, and I believe it will be reversed. When that happens, the battle will intensify and shift to the Congress and to the state legislatures as never before.

Unknown said...

Mr. Schaefer:

You're right in that the battleground will switch to the states. But removing it from the purview of the U.S. Supreme Court will be be to the advantage of many states.

To be sure many states will quickly approve abortions by large majorities.

But a significant number of other states will easily ban abortions.

The highly subsidized for-profit Planned Parenthood will be upset about that, but I suppose we can find someone who can explain to them how a democracy works.

Unknown said...

Good article! I've linked to it at the top of my sidebar.