Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tennessee To Cut $1 Million from Planned Parenthood

Undercover videos of abortionists' illegal manipulation of pregnant teens leads Tennessee legislature to consider a state budget bill amendment cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

UPDATE 06/20/09: Legislature passes cuts

-- From "Tennessee Votes Next Week on Cutting Funds to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz" by Steven Ertelt, Editor 6/4/09

Right to Life spokesman Ed Albin told the current language in the bills "provide the opportunity for our tax dollars to fund women's health programs through local public health departments rather than controversial organizations such as Planned Parenthood which perform and promote abortion."

Albin said the amendment is needed following the recent release of undercover videotape showing a Planned Parenthood abortion counselor in Memphis directing a "14 year old" to lie to a judge regarding the age of her "31 year old" boyfriend.

"The shocking scandal highlights Planned Parenthood's aggressive marketing of abortion and their willingness to violate laws requiring the immediate reporting of suspected sexual abuse of children to public officials," he says.

The footage shows a Planned Parenthood staffer telling activist Lila Rose to lie about her potential sexual abuse so she could get an abortion.

Rose sent the raw footage from the Memphis undercover investigation to District Attorney Bill Gibbons for review.

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