Defunding Planned Parenthood must be a “non-negotiable”

February 24, 2011

The Honorable John Boehner
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner,

Planned Parenthood, a scandal-plagued abortion organization, must be held accountable for abusing innocent young victims while receiving hundreds of millions in federal dollars each year.

They must be defunded of federal tax dollars, and now is the time to do it. The House vote in support of Rep. Mike Pence’s Amendment No. 11 to the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 1) to prevent government funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is an excellent start.

However, the House vote on the Pence Amendment is nothing more than symbolic unless it remains intact through the legislative process. Defunding Planned Parenthood must be a non-negotiable in the Continuing Resolution and we urge you to accept nothing less than this outcome.

The fact that Planned Parenthood was caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers proves that it is not safe for women and young girls. What goes on in offices and clinics of Planned Parenthood, as Live Action’s videos show, is both saddening and shocking. That it has often been done using taxpayer dollars is indefensible.

As the largest abortion company in the United States, Planned Parenthood repeatedly refuses to comply with state statutory rape reporting laws, and often ignores parental consent laws.

Just this week, Phill Kline, former Attorney General of Kansas, testified under oath that Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and the late abortionist George Tiller performed abortions on a combined 166 girls, age fourteen or younger. Out of the 166 cases of statutory rape, just two were reported to authorities, Kline testified.

As debate over the Continuing Resolution continues we urge you to do everything you can to ensure that the Pence Amendment remains intact in the final version of the Continuing Resolution. Planned Parenthood is not safe for women, it is not safe for young girls, and it must be defunded now.

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

Lila Rose
President, Live Action

Tom McClusky
Vice President for Government Affairs, FRC

Penny Nance
CEO, Concerned Women for America

Dr. John Willke
President, International Right to Life Federation

Brian Burch
President, CatholicVote.org

David Bereit
National Director, 40 Days for Life

Phyllis Schlafly
Founder and President, Eagle Forum

Phil Burress
President, Citizens for Community Values

Steven Ertelt
Editor, LifeNews.com

Kristan Hawkins
Executive Director, Students for Life of America

Jill Stanek, RN

Bradley Mattes
Executive Director, Life Issues Institute

Gary Bauer

President, American Values

Frank Cannon
President, American Principles Project

Colin A. Hanna
President, Let Freedom Ring

Steven W. Mosher
President, Population Research Institute

Erick Erickson
Editor, RedState.com

John J. Jakubczyk
Former President, Arizona Right to Life

Mario H. Lopez
President, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Michael Gonidakis
Executive Director, Ohio Right to Life Society

Marie Tasy
Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life

Tim Broderick
President, People for Life of Erie, Pennsylvania

Jenifer Bowen
Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life

Kevin H. Smith
Executive Director, Cornerstone Action

Matt Smith
Vice President, Catholic Advocate

Rev. Jason J. McGuire
Executive Director, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

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