Pro-lifers will gather outside more than 200 Planned Parenthood facilities in 44 states on Saturday to call for defunding of the abortion seller.
Congress is considering legislation that would reallocate funds from Planned Parenthood to more life-affirming options.
“The federal government has been subsidizing Planned Parenthood to the tune of more than $430 million annually,” said Eric Scheidler, national organizer of #ProtestPP. “This, at the same time that the nation’s largest abortion provider holds $500 a ticket fundraisers and charges a woman about $500 to abort her baby. Taxpayers are sickened to see their money spent in support of these atrocities.”
The protests will focus on four points:
- The 34% of US abortions performed by Planned Parenthood underscores the fact that they are not a general healthcare provider
- Fraudulent Medicaid claims, fetal-tissue harvesting, and documented health-code violations show Planned Parenthood’s systemic disregard for accountability to taxpayers
- Planned Parenthood exaggerates its role in women’s health care. The organization actually provides less than 2% of manual breast exams, fewer than 1% of pap tests, and 0% of mammograms, annually
- Moving Planned Parenthood’s funding to federally qualified health centers will offer women and their families a wider range of health care services and a higher standard of care.
“The majority of Americans want taxpayer funding to go to real women’s health care, not abortion,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said. “This Saturday, that majority will let their voices be heard at #ProtestPP gatherings nationwide.”
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