Congress Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2015
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Decision to Fund Abortion Giant Now In President’s Hands
|Washington, D.C. — The March for Life Education and Defense Fund today applauded the United States Congress for voting to defund Planned Parenthood, placing the bill on the President’s desk. With the decision to pass or veto the bill in the President’s hands, Planned Parenthood Federation of America faces an important decision: if the organization agrees to stop practicing abortion, which it claims is not its primary focus, the group can still receive federal tax dollars.
“We applaud the United States Congress for putting the bill to defund Planned Parenthood on the President’s desk,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “The decision to continue using taxpayer money to fund the abortion industry now rests with President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood. Additionally, this bill would allow for the continued funding of the organization if they agree stop the practice of aborting unborn babies. Planned Parenthood claims that abortion is a secondary focus of the group. Americans will now see where their priorities lie.”
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 the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.