|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2015
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Other States Must Follow Texas’ Lead, Defund Planned Parenthood
Washington, D.C. – The March for Life Education and Defense Fund today applauded the State of Texas for taking the lead in completely defunding Planned Parenthood from all taxpayer funding, including severing its ties with Medicaid funding.
“The March for Life applauds Texas’ decision to sever all ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “We encourage all other states to follow suit in seeking all options to stop taxpayer money from flowing to Planned Parenthood and to reallocate those resources to federally qualified health centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by 20 to 1 and provide many more health services.”
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, abortion.
Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.