Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Rights Amendment UpdateWe are happy to report that the ERA was not called for a vote this week. Thank you for all your hard work to contact your legislators and reach out to others to engage their help on this important issue. Your efforts combined with divine intervention kept the ERA from moving forward. Your voices were truly heard in Springfield this week!
The resolution to ratify the ERA still remains on the table and can still be voted on, but the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House will not meet again until mid January 2018. Click here for more
January 5, 2015
Planned Parenthood: More Dead Children, More Money
"For decades now, Planned Parenthood has operated the most proficient killing machine in the United States," said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of the Planned Parenthood watchdog organization Life Decisions International (LDI). "And the machine continues to be oiled by American taxpayers."
In a new report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the group confesses to having slaughtered 327,653 preborn children in 2013, generating an estimated $140 million; a figure closely mirroring 2012. Only 1,880 PPFA customers were referred to adoption agencies (down some 17%).
In FY 2013-2014, PPFA generated nearly $1.3 billion (nearly 7.4 percent more than in FY 2012-2013). PPFA's income included a hefty check from American taxpayers. In FY 2013-2014, government funding exceeded $528.4 million (41% of PPFA's entire budget).
This "not-for-profit" ends every fiscal year with millions of dollars in "excess revenue over expenses," which is also known by another name — "profit." The "excess" for FY 2013-2014 alone was a whopping $127.1 million, a staggering 118% jump from FY 2012-2013. Still, PPFA often make wild claims whenever a corporation, organization or government entity chooses to eliminate or cut funding. (Since the FY2000-2001, PPFA has had a total "excess" of nearly $1 billion.)
Scott said PPFA's greatest ally has always been public ignorance of its agenda and activities. "The Pro-Life Movement can be proud for its ongoing efforts to expose PPFA's agenda. The more public 'black eyes' the group receives, the harder it will be for it to get away with lying to and bullying the American people."
In a related matter, LDI announced that, so far, at least 313 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood, which has kept more than $42 million out of PPFA coffers. The most recent addition to LDI's list of boycott targets is Expedia (Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Trivago.com, Venere.com, CarRentals.com, etc.).
Contact: Life Decisions International