Pro-Life Leaders Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood

October 9, 2015

CONTACT: Mike Rudin
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Pro-Life Leaders Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood
Statewide Campaign Demanding Attention from Gov. Scott

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, announced that a series of rallies will be held in front of local Planned Parenthood offices all across Florida tomorrow, October 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. ET. The rallies, as part of a statewide campaign – on behalf of thousands of pro-life Floridians – will include a call to Gov. Rick Scott (R) to fully defund Planned Parenthood in the state, and redirect those funds to the more than 600 community health clinics in Florida.

Who: Florida Family Policy Council Spokepersons
             Sue Trombino, Boca Raton – (561) 239-8847
             Dan Dougherty, Fort Myers – (239) 839-3290
             Trudy, Jacksonville – (904) 642-7705
             John Stemberger, Orlando – (407) 340-0912
             Jean Bordeuax, Sarasota – (941) 374-1068
             Mark Phillips, St. Petersburg – (850) 567-8143
             Amber Kelly, Tampa – (813) 850-6569
             Ray Spaulding, West Palm Beach – (561) 255-1534

What: Rallies calling on Gov. Rick Scott to fully defund Planned Parenthood’s public funding

Where: Local Planned Parenthood offices

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 9 – 11 a.m. ET

“Governor Rick Scott has the clear legal authority to terminate Medicaid contracts with unqualified providers of services, and he now also has a moral, ethical and fiscal duty to do so given Planned Parenthood’s egregious conduct,” said Stemberger. “In both his gubernatorial campaigns, Rick Scott campaigned that if elected he would be a pro-life Governor. We would now like him to take action like a pro-life Governor.”

Mr. Stemberger sent a letter requesting action to the Governor and his office last week and has received no response or acknowledgement.

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is one of 38 other state based policy councils around the country which are associated with Focus on the Family. Many of these organizations are the leading pro-life, pro-family organizations in their respective states.

For more information or to arrange an interview with John Stemberger, please contact Mike Rudin at mrudin@sbpublicaffairs.com
or (703) 739-5920.


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