The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is being called on to retract a charge that Autocam Corporation has not paid property taxes since 1997. According to CatholicVote.org, Planned Parenthood leveled the claims in its “The Bosses Who Want to Deny Your Birth Control Coverage” campaign.
Last Monday, attorneys for Autocam’s CEO John Kennedy sent a letter showing the false statements in the campaign. According to public records, Autocam has paid nearly $10 million in real property and personal property taxes since 1997 in the State of Michigan. In 2012, $961,386.74 was paid. “Autocam not only provides well-paying jobs and award winning benefits for hundreds of Michigan families, they also pay their fair share of property taxes,” said Brian Burch, Executive Director of CatholicVote.org Legal Action Fund. The Fund is representing Kennedy in his federal lawsuit against the ObamaCare Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires employers to provide contraception and some abortion-inducing drugs in health plans, even if the owners of the company object on religious or moral grounds.
“Planned Parenthood evidently considers Autocam and the Kennedys fair game for political smearing because they wish to provide health care benefits to their employees consistent with their deeply held moral and religious beliefs and therefore do not cover abortion-inducing drugs, sterilizations, and other medical services. Autocam already provides first class benefits, including a $1,500 match contribution to each employee’s health savings account. But compliance with the mandate would require Autocam and the Kennedys to pay millions of dollars in fines, which would destroy their company,” said Burch.
The letter sent by Kennedy’s attorneys demands that Planned Parenthood eliminate all of the false claims from their campaign.