from Tony Perkins at Family Research Council
The charges are mounting against Planned Parenthood. First came the revelations that Planned Parenthood clinic employees were caught coaching a 14-year-old girl on how to avoid triggering statutory rape reporting requirements against her 22-year- old boyfriend who impregnated her. Now, Planned Parenthood employees have been tape recorded accepting donations from an avowedly racist customer who asked, specifically, that his money be earmarked for the abortion of an African-American baby. The caller even stated that he wanted "to lower the number of black people in America." Seven clinics were called, and not one of the Planned Parenthood employees contacted even objected to or balked at taking donations targeted for the abortion of African-American babies.
You are not being asked about your donations to Planned Parenthood. Did you know that over $300 million of your tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood each year? A group of black pastors and pro-life activists held a press conference in front of the Planned Parenthood offices in Washington, D.C., last week demanding a congressional audit of the organization. The group wants an investigation of the alleged pattern of racist practices, funded by taxpayers, at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
We are confident that the majority of Americans would not choose to invest in a company that turns a blind eye to sexual crimes against children and accepts racially motivated donations. Please join the tens of thousands of citizens who have already signed the petition to President Bush, which FRC will deliver to the White House on May 7, asking the President to approve new Title X regulations ensuring that no taxpayer money subsidizes the abortion facilities of groups like Planned Parenthood. Ask the President also to ensure that legitimate clinics are not forced to refer for abortions.
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