A.L.L.: MAKE SURE BAILOUT DOESN'T PROVIDE WINDFALL TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Washington, D.C. (1 October 2008) – The proposed Emergency Economic
Stabilization Act of 2008 is all about making changes in matters that have
major impact on the U.S. economy. As members of Congress work on this
legislation, American Life League is asking that they make one very
"We are calling on Congress to ensure that Planned Parenthood Federation
of America and its affiliates do not wind up with windfall profits from
this Act," said Jim Sedlak, president of American Life League.
"In the past," said Sedlak, "Planned Parenthood has been very adept at
exploiting large bills such as this to obtain more money for its coffers.
It took in $336.7 million in taxpayer funding last year and is crying for
more. We are asking members of Congress to add the following 18 words to
"None of the funds made available under this Act shall be available to
Planned Parenthood for any purpose.
"As Planned Parenthood comes under increasing scrutiny for its financial
dealings with the government," Sedlak continued, "it only makes sense to be
cautious and make sure that none of the $700 billion in this Act will reach
the organization in any way. This is a common-sense addendum to the Act,
and we trust members of Congress will do the right thing."
Please, call your Senators and Representatives NOW and ask that they
ensure Planned Parenthood does not profit from our economic crisis. Demand
they add the 18 words above to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the
largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and
is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment
of creation to natural death. For more information or media inquiries,
please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.