Pro-Life Leaders Join Pro-Life Women's Caucus in Exposing Planned Parenthood, Call for Defunding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2011
CONTACT: Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org

PRO-LIFE LEADERS JOIN PRO-LIFE WOMEN’S CAUCUS IN EXPOSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD, CALL FOR DEFUNDING

SBA List, Live Action, Members Demand Government to End $363 Million in Tax Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the wake of six videos released showing Planned Parenthood employees in several states aiding and abetting in the alleged sex trafficking of minors, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Live Action will hold a press conference Thursday, February 10, at 11:30am ET at 441 Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC featuring the Pro-Life Women’s Caucus and pro-life Members of Congress who will call on their colleagues to defund Planned Parenthood.

The latest Planned Parenthood annual report disclosed receiving more than $363 million in government grants and contracts, including Title X funds, between 2008 and 2009.  Over the same period, Planned Parenthood reported performing 324,008 abortions, the most it has ever performed.
 
Led by SBA List and Live Action, the Expose Planned Parenthood coalition of 25 state and national pro-life groups have called for February 10 to be a national call day when grassroots urge their Members of Congress to support the “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act” to defund Planned Parenthood.  On February 3, SBA List and coalition members hosted a live webcast that drew more than 40,000 viewers on www.ExposePlannedParenthood.com and even more on FRC.org, Townhall.com and CBN.com.

To attend tomorrow’s press conference that will include clips of the Planned Parenthood videos, please RSVP to Kerry Brown at 703-470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org.  Event details are as follows:

WHAT:       Press conference to support the “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act”

WHEN:       Thursday, February 10, 2011
                  11:30 AM ET

WHERE:    441 Cannon House Office Building
                 Washington, DC 20515

WHO:        Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List
                 Lila Rose, President of Live Action, responsible for the undercover footage
                 Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America
                 Rep. Mike Pence, sponsor of the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
                 Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
                 Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
                 Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
                 Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)
                 Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY)
                 Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)

“Based on what we have seen in these videos, Planned Parenthood clinics are not safe for women, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA List.  “By defunding the organization of the hundreds of millions of tax dollars it receives each year, Americans will no longer be participating in its egregious activities.”

The Susan B. Anthony List spent $11 million during the 2010 midterm election cycle. Overall, the SBA List was involved in 90 races including 62 wins and 28 losses. Successes included: defeating 15 of 20 so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care reform bill; increasing the number of pro-life women in the House by 70 percent; filling the void of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate and increasing the number of pro-life women governors from one to four.

For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org.

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