October 9, 2015

CONTACT: Mike Rudin
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
[email protected]

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
             Dan Dougherty, Fort Myers
             Trudy, Jacksonville
             John Stemberger, Orlando
             Jean Bordeuax, Sarasota
             Mark Phillips, St. Petersburg
             Amber Kelly, Tampa
             Ray Spaulding, West Palm Beach

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 [email protected]
or (703) 739-5920.

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