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Pro-life and Faith Organizations to Launch National Campaign Called 'Defund 'Klanned' Parenthood'

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741, 202-547-1735

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Groups to focus on the fact that Planned Parenthood was founded on the principles of Margaret Sanger who was a racist and Ku Klux Klan supporter.

Organizations will be calling for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood and stop giving billions of public dollars to a group with such racist roots.

Sanger said, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."  She also talked about invitations to and speaking at KKK rallies in her autobiography. 
They will announce the "Defund 'Klanned' Parenthood" campaign at a news conference and demonstration at Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 A.M.

As part of their public witness against the racist roots of Planned Parenthood, they will cover the entire lawn of Planned Parenthood with white sheets, a longtime symbol of the KKK.

Planned Parenthood is located at 1108 16th St. NW in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states;

    "We are launching 'Defund 'Klanned' Parenthood' to expose the reality that Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who supported the agenda of the Ku Klux Klan, spoke at their events and wanted to reduce the number of African-Americans.
    "We are calling upon the members of Congress, who have given billions of public money to Planned Parenthood over the years, to defund this group whose roots are racist, bigoted and extremist.

    "Our tax dollars should be given to groups that have embraced human rights, equality and justice for all. They should not be given to organizations founded by racists who embraced the agenda and philosophy of the KKK."

Kristina Garza, Campus Outreach Director for Survivors, comments;

    "Planned Parenthood cannot deny its embarrassing racist history.  In a society that prides itself on equality and diversity, Planned Parenthood continues a tradition of discrimination and hate toward women and children of minority backgrounds.
    "It is time for our generation to wake up and come out from under their apathy and indifference and take action to "Defund 'Klanned' Parenthood. Like the civil rights workers of the 50's and 60's, this generation will speak out with passion to end racism and bigotry."
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at  540.538.4741    202.547.1735