According to a LifeNews.com article published March 3, 2011:
In a new email sent to its members and supporters, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards claims that, since the February 18 vote in the House for the Pence Amendment, “more than 700,000 women and men have signed an open letter to stand with Planned Parenthood” that has gone to members of the Senate.
She also encourages them for more support hoping to reach one million signatures
That’s a million signatures from supporters that are contacting their senators because they have believed the lies of Planned Parenthood. If they were aware of Planned Parenthood’s own 2009 report that shows Planned Parenthood has been increasing the number of abortions while at the same time reducing the other services they provide to women, I doubt they would be so eager to stand with Planned Parenthood. Either way, the Pro-Life Movement needs to make sure that the senators know the truth about Planned Parenthood. Please contact your senators and let them know that you don’t want your hard-earned tax dollars going to an organization that so blatantly violates state laws, is complicit in criminal activities and has no regard for human life, much less the lives of women they purport to want to help. All they’re interested in is increasing their revenue so they can build more facilities, kill more babies and hurt more women.
The truth will be known. Planned Parenthood is scared because their organization most likely will not survive without our tax dollars as Abby Johnson stated in a recent O’Reilly Factor interview. And she, a former Planned Parenthood director now turned Pro-Life activist, should know. She’s so sure she knows what she’s talking about that she had issued a challenge to Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood CEO, for a public debate over whether Planned Parenthood should receive our tax dollars. Let’s see if Cecile is as sure of her position as Abby is about hers. That should make for an interesting debate.