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
February 3, 2015
2014 shows Planned Parenthood decline but gov't funds still flow
American Life League's STOPP International has released a survey of Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States. Spokesman Jim Sedlak describes what the organization found.
Sedlak, Jim (American Life League)“During the year 2014, Planned Parenthood continued to close centers at a record rate,” he says. “In 2014, they closed 34 health centers in 19 different states, which means it now has a total of 668 centers around the nation.”
That's down from 938 in 1995. Out of those centers, 337 perform surgical or medical abortions. The number of Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide has declined dramatically since 1973.
“Planned Parenthood maintains its position as the nation's largest abortion chain as it now operates 45.6 percent of all of the surgical-medical abortion facilities in the country,” he tells OneNewsNow.
As far as tax revenue for 2014, government funding has decreased, but only slightly compared to the overall amount directed to Planned Parenthood.
“The government reduced funding by $12 million, but it still gives them over $530 million - so the decrease was not much,” he says.
Most of the decrease came from state tax revenue. American Life League's goal is to put an end to Planned Parenthood, and Sedlak contends the report shows the campaign is having the intended impact.
South Dakota has become the fifth state with only one Planned Parenthood abortion facility in operation, and North Dakota is the only state where medical services are not offered by Planned Parenthood.
By: Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow.com