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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Family Research Council’s Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, spoke at the Students for Life rally today in the nation’s capital on the proposed moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Ms. Grossu was joined by other prominent pro-life advocates, several members of U.S. House and Senate, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and current GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson,and other pro-life leaders.
In her speech, Ms. Grossu stated in part:
“Planned Parenthood is performing barbaric and grotesque activities and yet received $528 million in combined federal, state and local government grants and contracts in 2013-2014, and has a reported revenue of over $1.3 billion.
“Planned Parenthood has now been caught red-handed in baby organ trafficking, endangering women by changing abortion methods to procure intact organs, possibly violating the partial-birth abortion ban, helping sex traffickers cover up the trafficking of minor girls, sexual abuse cover-up, scheduling sex selective abortions and accepting money to abort black babies.
“Women have been lied to when told that by Planned Parenthood that their babies are just ‘blobs of tissue.’ Blobs don’t have intact baby hearts, lungs, and livers. Human babies do. And human babies are not for sale. Planned Parenthood consistently exploits and betrays women and children for profit and must not receive one dime of taxpayer money,” Grossu concluded.
The rally is one of several happening across the nation that happened today to call on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.
Ms. Grossu’s full speech can be found here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15G91.pdf