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2/10/2011 4:04:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Planned Parenthood Attacks the Parental Rights Amendment

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Planned Parenthood Attacks the Parental Rights Amendment

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

No doubt you've heard about Planned Parenthood in the news lately
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10263 . They've been criticized for
covering up the sex trafficking of minors, and they've come under
media investigation. Their dishonorable techniques have once again
been exposed by Live Action's President Lila Rose
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10264 . They have counseled an
investigator posing as a pimp on how to avoid detection and yet get
abortions and other related services for girls as young as 14 and 15.
Of course, Planned Parenthood is utterly committed to the proposition
that parents have no right to knowledge or consent of the activities
of their teenage daughters when they walk in the door of these deadly
clinics. Even if the girls are being held as sex slaves, Planned
Parenthood wants to keep both parents and government out of their
grisly business.

And, of course, one of the most stalwart and effective defenders of
the rights of Planned Parenthood to abort babies is the American Civil
Liberties Union.

Lila Rose, a young woman, raised by a fine homeschooling family in
California, has taken on the giant of Planned Parenthood and she is
winning. She is the example of the kind of young person that is sent
forth to help America become a better place when parents are free to
train their children in truth and righteousness.

I was at a meeting this week with the Speaker of the House and other
top leaders in Congress and the pinnacle of the talk was on Lila
Rose's activities. And there is a movement in Congress
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10265 to defund them-- they received
$363 million in government (taxpayer) funds last year.

I pointed out that she had been homeschooled and that we needed to be
sure that the Parental Rights Amendment is passed to ensure that all
parents have the ability to be involved in the crucial decisions for
their children's future.

There was a good reason that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU were on
my mind during this meeting with the Speaker of the House.

Last week, when Montana's Senate Judicial Committee considered a
resolution urging Congress to adopt the Parental Rights Amendment
(PRA) and send it to the states for ratification, Planned Parenthood
of Montana, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign (a "gay rights"
organization) spoke against it http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10266
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For all their troubles now, Planned Parenthood remains a heavy hitter
with an annual budget of $1.117 billion--and they have taken aim at
the PRA. Not that they succeeded in this case--the resolution passed
out of committee by a vote of 7-5
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10267 on Friday, and will now
proceed to the Montana Senate floor.

But Planned Parenthood will not stop there. Like a cornered beast,
they will lash out wherever they can, and right now that seems to mean
our resolutions and Amendment.

We cannot hope to counter the misinformation campaign of Planned
Parenthood unless we all recommit ourselves to a deeper involvement in
this issue. Remember, Planned Parenthood received $363 million from
the federal government last year; we didn't receive a dime. We are
dependent on concerned partners like you if we are to keep spreading
the truth. Please consider helping us in the following ways:

1) Please donate today at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10268 .
Advertising isn't free. Our website isn't free. Our staff is very lean
and we need to be able to meet our obligations to them and their
families. Our giving this year is down and we simply cannot lead this
effort to victory without your support. We need your support in this
crucial hour. If you can give on an ongoing, monthly basis, please
check the appropriate box on the donation form. But whatever you can
give, please do it now.

2) Track the status http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10269 of the
resolution in your state and be ready to speak in its favor. Please
email me at michael@parentalrights.org if you can speak to a committee
to support a resolution in your state. If you live in Montana, call
your state senator now and urge him or her to support SJ 9
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10270 in favor of a federal Parental
Rights Amendment. You can find contact information here at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10271 , or identify your senator
here at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10272 .

3) Get ready to fight in Congress. We have been working behind the
scenes in the House to put together a new leadership coalition to lead
our efforts to pass the PRA. Our former champion, Pete Hoekstra,
retired from the House to run for governor of Michigan. We have
assurances from the GOP leadership in the House that they will help us
push the PRA. I fully expect that we will have hearings, committee
votes, and then floor action in the House this year.

This is our time to push the PRA through the House of Representatives.
We need your help now more than ever. Being attacked by the likes of
the ACLU and Planned Parenthood is a good sign that we are on the
right track and that we are getting close to victory.

Blessings,

Michael Farris
HSLDA Chairman

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