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The Scariest Thing this Halloween will be on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741; Kristan Hawkins, 240-678-9620

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pro-life activists to set up 915 "Pink" crosses on the lawn of the Capitol Building, Thursday, October 31, between 11:00 and 12:30.

The crosses represent the 915 children that are killed every day at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and the fact that Congress gives $540,000,000 in public funds a year to the largest abortion provider in the world.

The display is being organized by the Christian Defense Coalition and Students for Life of America.

The groups will have a news conference at the display on Thursday, October 31, at 11:00 A.M.  It will be on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.

The organizations will be calling for the de-funding of Planned Parenthood and discuss Obamacare and its abortion funding.

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

    "The scariest thing this Halloween in Washington, D.C. is the fact that Congress gives $540,000,000 in taxpayer funds to an organization that kills 915 children a day.  That is the number of children that die every day at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics across America.  It also must be remembered that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the world.

    "These 915 crosses will be a powerful visible reminder to the members of Congress of the tragic loss of life every day at Planned Parenthood clinics, and the fact that now is the time to de-fund them and Obamacare.  We should give these funds to women's clinics that provide quality health care and embrace human rights and justice for all.

    "The situation is even more 'terrifying' when one realizes that Planned Parenthood has $1,000,000,000 in assets and makes a yearly $120,000,000 profit from their abortion business."

Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, adds,

    "As you may know, this April, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a regulation ordering health insurance companies to cover Planned Parenthood clinics in their state exchange plans. In addition, Sebelius' HHS has labeled pregnancy as a 'preventable disease' requiring all health insurance providers to cover at 100% potentially abortion-inducing, cancer-causing contraception in every health insurance plan nationwide- almost guaranteeing Planned Parenthood hundreds of millions in new taxpayer funding.
     
    "It's time for Congress to take serious the demands by ordinary citizens to de-fund Planned Parenthood once and for all. Taxpayer funds should never be used to promote or perform abortions... and that's what Planned Parenthood is all about."

For more information or interviews contact:

Rev. Patrick Mahoney at
540.538.4741

Kristan Hawkins at
(240) 678-9620