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Activists Launch National Campaign Calling Upon Speaker Boehner Not to Pass Any Legislation that Funds Planned Parenthood

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- #not1penny is calling for the pro-life community to come to Speaker Boehner's front door in Washington, D.C. and call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Here is the recently posted Facebook Event Page:
www.facebook.com/events/1688400438061695

On September 15, people from across the nation will walk up and knock on Speaker Boehner's office door in the Longworth House Office Building asking him not to allow any legislation to pass in the House that would fund Planned Parenthood.

As of today, republican leadership has no plan in place that would defund Planned Parenthood before the September 30 budget deadline.

www.politico.com/story/2015/08/house-gop-leaders-congress-avoid-shutdown-government-121687.html?hp=t3_r 

The reality is, if Planned Parenthood receives one penny of taxpayer money in the new budget, it will be because the republican Congress approved it.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and an organizer of #not1penny, states;

    "#not1penny is inviting people from around the nation to come to Speaker Boehner's front door in Washington, D.C. and prayerfully and passionately ask him to announce that no legislation that funds Planned Parenthood will pass in the House.

    The recently released Planned Parenthood expose videos reveal what we have known for decades about this organization.  That is, that they treat women and their children as a commodity with no respect for the dignity of human life.  We do not need Congressional hearings to establish the fact that Planned Parenthood does not deserve one penny of taxpayer funding.

    Republican leadership cannot hide from the fact that if Planned Parenthood is funded in the new budget, it is because a republican congress approved it. Speaker Boehner and leadership cannot blame the President alone when they oversee every appropriation bill.

    Sadly, if republican leadership approves Planned Parenthood funding it will have a demoralizing impact on the thousands in the pro-life community who helped give Speaker Boehner the historic majority he enjoys now in the House."

Brandi Swindell, Founder of Stanton Healthcare in Boise, Idaho, adds;

    "I am founder and CEO of a life-affirming women's clinic that is located right next to Planned Parenthood.  Every week, we hear the first hand stories of women who were treated like a piece of property and commodity by Planned Parenthood.  Their narratives are tragic.

    "Now is the time to reallocate the $500,000,000 Planned Parenthood receives and give it to the thousands of clinics that provide comprehensive care for women without looking at them like they are a dollar sign for their bottom line. 

    "I would respectfully ask Speaker Boehner to ensure that women and their children are treated with dignity and respect and pledge that not one penny of taxpayer money will go to Planned Parenthood."

For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741