Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Abortion Profiteers Relying on False Claims to Attack Colorado Personhood Amendment 62

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Personhood Colorado and Colorado Right to Life, co-sponsors of Colorado's Personhood Amendment 62, have discovered that their only opposition, "Protect Families Protect Choices", is backed by none other than abortion profiteer Planned Parenthood. 

"Protect Families Protect Choices" is co-chaired by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, two of the largest pro-abortion organizations in the United States. Planned Parenthood has reportedly brought in over $1.02 billion dollars in recent years, and NARAL's financial reports have shown over 6 million. 

"'Protect Families Protect Choices' appears to be a cover group for Planned Parenthood," stated Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA and Manager of the "Yes on 62" campaign. "Of course Planned Parenthood opposes Amendment 62, because it would cut into their profit, and tax dollars for abortion on demand. Who cares more about women: the multi-million- and billion-dollar-per-year organizations who profit from abortion, or the thousands of volunteers who don't want to see even one more woman hurt by abortion? Clearly, those of us who do not profit from abortion are more invested in speaking the truth -- abortion kills babies and harms women. Planned Parenthood and NARAL exploit women for financial gain, and Amendment 62 is primed to put a stop to their profiteering. This is a case of big money versus the people of Colorado, and the people will prevail." 

Amendment 62 volunteer researchers have uncovered a myriad of deceptions and outright lies from the abortion-proceeds camp, some of them boldly posted on the groups' websites. 

"Our opposition is relying on scare tactics to frighten voters," explained Leslie Hanks, co-sponsor of Amendment 62. "For example, NARAL's claims about miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy are patently false. Women would not be investigated for miscarriages, and of course women wouldn't be denied health care or forced to carry an ectopic pregnancy that would kill both her and the baby. Even the No on 62 slogan is disingenuous -- claiming that 62 goes 'too far', when any regulation to abortion is 'too far' for these abortion profiteers. These false claims are calculated to frighten women away from the truth." 

Continued Hanks, "'Protect Families Protect Choices' is misleading to the public. An organization that profits from the killing of children is not protecting anything or anybody. Amendment 62 supports the human rights of all human beings, while 'Protect Families Protect Choices' appears to seek the best interest of Planned Parenthood -- lining their pockets."