FRC, Pro-life Groups to Counter Planned Parenthood's Deception Campaign

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National pro-life groups rally grassroots to expose the truth about America’s largest abortion business ahead of its 100th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Family Research Council is joining forces with a coalition of pro-life groups launching a social media campaign today ahead of the 100-year anniversary since Margaret Sanger opened her first illegal birth control clinic, the precursor of what we know today as Planned Parenthood on Sunday, October 16. The #100YearsOfAbuse effort will expose Planned Parenthood’s systematic destruction of unborn children and abuse of women and taxpayer dollars.

According to its most recent report, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, performs nearly 324,000 abortions and receives over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds annually.

In addition to the Family Research Council, the coalition includes: Alliance Defending Freedom, Americans United for Life, Civil Rights for the Unborn, Life Legal Defense Foundation, March for Life, Priests for Life, Pro-Life Action League, Radiance Foundation, Stand True Pro-life, Students for Life of America, and Susan B. Anthony List.

In a joint statement, the organizers said:

“Planned Parenthood’s 100-year anniversary is a tragic milestone for our nation and a reminder of the millions of unborn children who will never have a birthday. We mourn these children, as well as the women who have been hurt and exploited by the nation’s largest abortion chain. Planned Parenthood was founded by the notorious Margaret Sanger, who advocated for the eradication of the poor and disadvantaged, whom she considered less-than-human “weeds.” And Planned Parenthood continues to call this villain their hero by naming its highest award after her.

“In the last three years alone, Planned Parenthood has committed nearly one million abortions while receiving a total of $1.5 billion from the American people, against our will. We represent the growing number of Americans who oppose Planned Parenthood’s extreme abortion agenda and seek to defund this abortion giant.

“On its 100th anniversary, Planned Parenthood is losing ground. Business is drying up as women are empowered to choose life for their babies. Last year Planned Parenthood closed 33 facilities in 18 states, and for the first time, the United States Senate sent a bill defunding Planned Parenthood to the President’s desk. Thanks to undercover investigators from the Center for Medical Progress, who exposed the ugly truth that Planned Parenthood not only aborts children, but sells those aborted babies’ organs, more people than ever are learning the truth about the scandal-ridden abortion chain. The #100YearsofAbuse campaign is the next opportunity for us to educate the public about Planned Parenthood as we work to put them out of business and ring in the pro-life century.”

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