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New Jersey Right to Life Holds Counter Protest of Planned Parenthood During August 12, 2008 Visit by Presidential Candidate John McCain

Contact: Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life, 732-562-0562; Click here to view photos of event


TEANECK, NJ, August 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday, pro-life leaders participated in a large counter protest of Planned Parenthood during Presidential Candidate John McCain's visit to the Marriott at Glenpointe at Teaneck, NJ. The group called on state and federal officials to defund Planned Parenthood now. The event was organized by New Jersey Right to Life after learning that the presidential campaign of Barack Obama orchestrated the protest of Senator McCain with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and other groups.  The Obama event signup invitation can be viewed by clicking here.


One of Planned Parenthood's federally funded Title X affiliates recently started a website, www.takecaredownthere.org. The pro-life leaders called on Barack Obama to denounce Planned Parenthood's crass and offensive website as well as their recent endorsement of his candidacy for President.


According to its 2006-2007 Annual Financial Report, Planned Parenthood Federation of America reported a record $1B in annual revenue with over $300 Million (one- third) of it coming from state and federal tax dollars. Planned Parenthood's annual report illustrates that they are the largest abortion chain in America, having performed nearly 300,000 prenatal killings by abortion last year, while providing prenatal care to only 11,058 patients.


In NJ, Planned Parenthood affiliates are scheduled to receive $7,749,000 from Governor Corzine's FY '09 state budget, which includes an increase of $240,000 from last year's budget. "NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation and is the fourth most indebted state in the nation, yet Governor Corzine saw fit to use our hard earned tax dollars to increase funding to Planned Parenthood, even though it has failed miserably in its stated goal of reducing abortions. According to Planned Parenthood's own research arm, NJ has one of the highest abortion rates in the country and, shamefully, has the dubious distinction of being the state with the highest number of black teen abortions," said Marie Tasy.


"Planned Parenthood must be defunded now. That is truly 'Change We Can Believe In,'" said Marie Tasy.


Among the pro-life groups present were New Jersey Right to Life and its chapters, LEARN Northeast (Black Genocide.org), Lifenet, New Creations Drama Ministry, Rabbi Yehuda Levin and other pro-life ministries, help groups and individuals.