Planned Parenthood Backers, Detractors Square Off In Pa. Congressman’s Parking Lot
LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS) – The battle over whether federal dollars should be used to fund Planned Parenthood moved from the halls of Congress to a parking lot in Bucks County this morning.
A pro-life bus tour (below) set up shop outside the Langhorne office of US Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) to thank the lawmaker for his vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
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Jennifer Stephano, of the group “Loyal Opposition,” says the financial disclosures show that Planned Parenthood made $85 million in “profits.”
“In this type of economy, a corporation like that that makes that kind of money doesn’t need our tax dollars — and certainly not a corporation that provides abortions,” she said.
Supporters of Planned Parenthood held their own rally on the other side of the parking lot (top photo), where Maggie Groff, the organization’s director of public affairs, says a cut in funding would be devastating.
“Most of the women that come to us are low income, and they don’t have any other resources for the lifesaving cancer screenings and health care and preventive birth controls that we provide,” Groff said.
The funding issue now heads to the US Senate.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.