FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Pro-Life Floridians Continue to be Outraged as State Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Continues
TALLAHASSEE, FL – A new Planned Parenthood video, the 11th in a series of secretly-taped interviews, shows a Texas doctor wishing to conduct an abortion that produces intact fetal heads for brain harvesting. The video is the latest in the sting produced by The Center for Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal that has led to the formation of a special investigative committee in Congress because the women’s health group receives taxpayer funding.
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, is urging Governor Rick Scott to follow the lead of Pro-Life Governors across the country by blocking federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood in the State of Florida.
“How bad does it need to get before Governor Rick Scott realizes that he is wasting our taxpayer funds on a scandal ridden racketeering scheme?” questioned John Stemberger, President and General Counsel of the Florida Family Policy Council.
FFPC is asking Governor Scott to take immediate executive action on the following two things:
1) Terminate Florida’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood.
2) Terminate the subcontracts of Title X funds with Broward and Collier County.
“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 which includes waste, abuse, and potential fraud,” 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.
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 Ryan Hughes with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at [email protected] or (703) 739-5920.