Stafford, VA – On Wednesday, July 17, Planned Parenthood informed staff at three of its facilities in Texas----Bryan, Huntsville, and Lufkin----that they would be closing. Melaney A. Linton, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, blamed the closings on an “increasingly hostile environment.” American Life League, the organization that Planned Parenthood listed as one of its top enemies, says that this is little more than a public relations spin.
“Planned Parenthood’s problems in Texas, as elsewhere, are by its own making. It wants to feed at the taxpayer trough by claiming it is essential to women’s healthcare,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of ALL, the nation’s oldest Catholic pro-life group. “But, the reality is that Planned Parenthood continues to provide fewer real health services, while growing its abortion revenues. That’s why it has to lie about giving mammograms and hide that abortions account for over 50 percent of its clinic income.”
As founder of ALL’s Stop Planned Parenthood International project, Sedlak personally gave citizen talks and workshops and participated in protests outside of these Planned Parenthood clinics in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006. He says that as Americans’ hearts and minds change on abortion, the nation is becoming more anti-Planned Parenthood.
“So, as private support declines, Planned Parenthood gets ever more aggressive in electing pro-abortion politicians in order to get taxpayer subsidies to survive,” says Sedlak.
Media inquiries, please contact Paul Rondeau at 540-659-4171 or PRondeau@ALL.org.
American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org.