Washington, D.C. (1 October 2008) – The proposed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 is all about making changes in matters that have major impact on the U.S. economy. As members of Congress work on this legislation, American Life League is asking that they make one very fundamental change.
"We are calling on Congress to ensure that Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates do not wind up with windfall profits from this Act," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League.
"In the past," said Sedlak, "Planned Parenthood has been very adept at exploiting large bills such as this to obtain more money for its coffers. It took in $336.7 million in taxpayer funding last year and is crying for more. We are asking members of Congress to add the following 18 words to this Act:
"None of the funds made available under this Act shall be available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose."
"As Planned Parenthood comes under increasing scrutiny for its financial dealings with the government," Sedlak continued, "it only makes sense to be cautious and make sure that none of the $700 billion in this Act will reach the organization in any way. This is a common-sense addendum to the Act, and we trust members of Congress will do the right thing."
Please, call your Senators and Representative NOW and ask that they ensure that Planned Parenthood does not profit from our economic crisis. Demand they add the 18 words above to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
American Life League: STOPP International
California Department of Health: Planned Parenthood Audit (19 November 2004)
One News Now: Planned Parenthood Under Investigation for Fraud (30 September 2008)