October 14, 2016

CONTACT: Catherine Bradley

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

[email protected]

(703) 739-5920


The Enormous Loss of Life During This Time is Cause for Grief Not Celebration



WASHINGTON DC— This weekend, Planned Parenthood will commemorate its 100th  anniversary dating back to the 1916 opening of Margaret Sanger’s first clinic in New York City. Originally known as the American Birth Control League, renamed Planned Parenthood in 1942, the organization has evolved into a billion dollar business, and is the single largest provider of abortions in the United States.

“The 100th anniversary of our nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is a somber reminder of the work we have ahead of us in building a culture of life. Since 1973, over 57 million Americans have been lost to abortion, with many mothers suffering regret after making such a choice. Planned Parenthood has been the primary means for this tremendous loss in our country.

While some will celebrate on Sunday, we instead grieve the fact that approximately one sixth of our nation is not with us today because of the very work of Planned Parenthood. We will also use this anniversary to redouble our educational efforts to show the attractive and empowering truth that being pro-life is pro-woman, and, unlike Margaret Sanger, we know that each person- regardless of race, special needs, or “being planned”- has inherent dignity from the moment of conception.” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C. began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Catherine Bradley at [email protected] or (703) 739-5920.