(Washington, DC, February 18, 2011)... Reacting to the passage of the of the Pence Amendment to the Continuing Resolution bill by a vote of 240 – 185, Judie Brown, president of American Life League issued the following statement:
American Life League has worked for years to end all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. The passage, today, of the Pence Amendment, which will take every penny of federal government money away from Planned Parenthood until at least September 30, 2011, is a great victory for the American people and their children.
We congratulate Representative Mike Pence for having the courage to introduce this amendment, the 240 members of the House from both parties who voted for it, and our supporters who have worked very hard over the years to make this day happen.
We understand that this is just Round 1 in the effort to defund Planned Parenthood. There will be many days and much effort ahead to get this amendment through the Senate and signed into law. We are ready to engage that battle, but today we celebrate winning Round 1.
We are sure that God smiled today.
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 press inquiries, please contact Jim Sedlak at 540.659.7685.
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American Life League
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