FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
The following statement is in response to Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against the de-funding of abortion providers in Ohio. It should be attributed to Katie Franklin, director of communications for Ohio Right to Life.
"The State of Ohio has every right and reason to cut off state funding from entities that do not fit our state policy to prefer childbirth over abortion. Millions of times over, Planned Parenthood has proven that its mission is antithetical to this policy, and its work is destructive to human life. By Planned Parenthood’s own admission, state funding made up about 5-7 percent of their annual budget. The irony is that Planned Parenthood is now spilling money to retain state money in a frivolous lawsuit that is built on the absurd premise that they are short on money. Taxpayer money is better spent at life-affirming facilities that serve women and their children instead of a hyper-political corporation that is constantly mired in scandal."