Speaker John Boehner gets a letter from a group of pro-life heavyweights.

The Honorable John Boehner
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner,

Planned Parenthood, a scandal-plagued abortion organization, must be held accountable for abusing innocent young victims while receiving hundreds of millions in federal dollars each year.

They must be defunded of federal tax dollars, and now is the time to do it. The House vote in support of Rep. Mike Pence’s Amendment No. 11 to the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 1) to prevent government funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is an excellent start.

However, the House vote on the Pence Amendment is nothing more than symbolic unless it remains intact through the legislative process. Defunding Planned Parenthood must be a non-negotiable in the Continuing Resolution and we urge you to accept nothing less than this outcome.

The fact that Planned Parenthood was caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers proves that it is not safe for women and young girls. What goes on in offices and clinics of Planned Parenthood, as Live Action’s videos show is both saddening and shocking. That it has often been done using taxpayer dollars is indefensible.

As the largest abortion company in the United States, Planned Parenthood repeatedly refuses to comply with state statutory rape reporting laws, and often ignores parental consent laws.

Just this week, Phill Kline, former Attorney General of Kansas, testified under oath that Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and the late abortionist George

Tiller performed abortions on a combined 166 girls, age fourteen or younger. Out of the 166 cases of statutory rape, just two were reported to authorities, Kline testified.

As debate over the Continuing Resolution continues we urge you to do everything you can to ensure that the Pence Amendment remains intact in the final version of’ the Continuing Resolution. Planned Parenthood is not safe for women, it is not safe for young girls, and it must be defunded now.

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List

Torn McClusky, Vice President for Government Affairs, FRC

Dr. John Willke, President, International Right to Life Federation

David Bereit, National Director, 40 Days for Life

Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values

Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America

Bradley Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute

Frank Cannon, President, American Principles Project

Steven W. Mosher, President, Population Research Institute

John J. Jakubczyk, Former President, Arizona Right to Life

Michael Gonidakis, Executive Director, Ohio Right to Life Society

Tim Broderick, President, People for Life of Erie, Pennsylvania

Kevin H. Smith, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action

Lila Rose, President, Live Action

Penny Nance, CEO, Concerned Women for America

Brian Burch, President, CatholicVote.org

Phyllis Schlafly, Founder and President, Eagle Forum

Steven Ertelt, Editor, LifeNews.coin

Jill Stanek, RN, JillStanek.com

Gary Bauer, President, American Values

Cohn A. Manna, President, Let Freedom Ring

Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com

Mario H. Lopez, President, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life

Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life

Mail Smith, Vice President, Catholic Advocate