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Congressional Pro-Life Leadership Meets with African American Leaders on Planned Parenthood, Racism

For Immediate Release

Date: June 27, 2008

Washington, DC – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined African American leaders on Capitol Hill to ask Congress to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business.

“The curtain over Planned Parenthood’s racism has been pulled away,” said Dr. King. “It’s on record as being willing to accept donations to abort only black babies. Congress wouldn’t give the public’s money to the Klan, it shouldn’t give it to Planned Parenthood.”

The group, which included several African American religious leaders, met with pro-life Congressional leaders Chris Smith (NJ), Mike Pence (IN), Joseph Pitts (PA), Trent Franks (AZ), and John Boehner (OH), along with Dr. King’s home state Congressmen Paul Broun (GA) to urge support for Rep. Pence’s Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. The group also asked Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop to support the measure, which would insure that all federal family planning funding would be given to groups that do not perform abortions. Last year alone, Planned Parenthood received over $300 million in government grants and contracts while performing over 250,000 abortions.

“Planned Parenthood admits that it made over $100 in profits last year from its businesses,” added Dr. King. “There’s no reason, none at all, for Congress to be giving our money to a billion dollar enterprise like Planned Parenthood that preys on women and targets African Americans and other minorities with its deadly offerings.”

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