Pro-Life Group Launches Campaign to Halt Tax Funding of Planned Parenthood

Randy Hall | Staff Writer/Editor | Monday, January 23, 2006

Pro-Life Group Launches Campaign to Halt Tax Funding of Planned Parenthood

(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life organization is marking the 33rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to begin a nationwide effort to stop taxpayer money from being used to fund the country's most frequent provider of abortions.

"Millions of Americans are sick and tired of their tax dollars being used to underwrite Planned Parenthood -- the largest abortion chain and most aggressive promoter of sexual immorality in our nation," said David Bereit, executive director of American Life League (ALL).

"On this anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that forced abortion upon all 50 states, ALL is launching an aggressive nationwide campaign to stop every dollar of Planned Parenthood taxpayer funding at the local, state and national levels," Bereit added.

ALL launched the first public phase of its campaign on Monday by educating, recruiting and mobilizing concerned citizens from amongst the hundreds of thousands of people who have gathered in Washington, D.C., to mark the anniversary of the Roe decision.

Additionally, a new Website has been established at StopPlannedParenthoodTaxFunding.com.

"Since the Roe v. Wade decision, Planned Parenthood has aborted more than three million innocent American children and scarred countless women for a lifetime," said Bereit.

"Six states have already blocked Planned Parenthood taxpayer funding -- Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, North Dakota, Mississippi and Texas -- and American Life League is working to build on this momentum and achieve similar results in the remaining 44 states," he noted.

According to its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood took in more than $265 million in federal, state and local tax funding in the last fiscal year, amounting to approximately one-third of the organization's income.

"Planned Parenthood will not survive without our taxpayer dollars," said Bereit. "That's why people of faith and conscience are uniting in historic numbers to hit the abortion giant where it hurts the most -- in the pocketbook."

Bereit added: "We will not stop until Planned Parenthood ceases to receive taxpayer funding and shuts its doors forever."

See Earlier Stories:
Planned Parenthood Federation Names A New President (Jan. 10, 2006)
Abortion Causing 'Black Genocide,' Activists Say (Feb. 07, 2005)
Planned Parenthood: More Abortions, Fewer Clinics (Jan. 18, 2005)

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