Pro-Life Leader Blasts Continued Funding of Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 17, 2011

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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, responded to Sen. Harry Reid’s insistence that any agreement on funding the government will include funding of Planned Parenthood.

“If that’s the case,” Father Pavone said, “then shut it down. When a government funds massive child-killing, it has betrayed its very purpose anyway. Maybe a shutdown will give our government officials a chance to reflect on what government should be doing in the first place – serving life, not helping to destroy it.

“Priests for Life will make sure that churches across America receive the voting records of the members of Congress on any votes that affect the funding of Planned Parenthood, and inform their congregations in next year’s election cycle. We need public servants who can tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public,” Father Pavone concluded.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

One Response to “Pro-Life Leader Blasts Continued Funding of Planned Parenthood”

  1. Tess says:

    Unless your entire family is abstinent or lack reproductive organs, chances are, more than one of them have or will be diagnosed with cancer or, heaven forbid, contract an STD. And unless your entire family has managed to escape the burdens of this dwindling economy, they might just need monetary help to survive. And if you’re conservative, odds are, your own children (who are likely too afraid to talk to you about sex) are obtaining birth control from Planned Parenthood, to avoid destroying their futures and disappointing you.
    As just another face in the masses of the unemployed, I needn’t tell you that I’m in financial straits. Without Planned Parenthood’s preventative screenings and their generous help in the removal of stage III Dysplasia, I would either be on a fast track to my grave or homeless because I never would have been able to afford those medical bills.
    Most people fail to recognize that the funding that Planned Parenthood receives from the government is NEVER used to fund abortions. And that’s all folks seem to care about. Nevermind the millions of lives they’ve saved and how many children they’ve saved from abortion simply by allowing easy access to birth control.
    I urge you to read the facts before choosing a side. The fate of our mothers and daughters depends on it.

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