Planned Parenthood Attacks the Parental Rights Amendment

Feb 11, 2011, 09:41 ET from

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by

Last week, Planned Parenthood of Montana, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Human Rights Campaign spoke against a resolution in Montana's Senate Judicial Committee urging Congress to adopt the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) and send it to the States for ratification.

Recently, Planned Parenthood has been criticized for covering up the sex trafficking of minors, and they are now under media investigation. Their techniques were exposed by Live Action's president Lila Rose who discovered they counseled an investigator posing as a pimp on how to avoid detection, get abortions and other related services for girls as young as 14 and 15. Planned Parenthood is known for their view that parents have no right to knowledge or consent of the activities of their teenaged daughters when they walk in the door of these clinics. And now it appears to be true even if the girls are being held as sex slaves. Despite these types of actions from Planned Parenthood, the ACLU remains a strong ally.

Lila Rose, a young woman raised by a homeschooling family in California, has taken the initiative to challenge Planned Parenthood by starting Live Action, a pro-life, human rights youth group based in San Jose. In a meeting with the Speaker of the House and other top leaders in Congress this week, a key part of the talk was on Lila Rose's activities, as well as a movement in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood – they received $363 million in government (tax payer) funds last year, with an annual budget of over $1.1 billion.

Despite this high revenue stream, Planned Parenthood's opposition in Montana did not succeed. The resolution, SJ 9, calls on the U.S. Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. It passed out of committee by a vote of 7-5 on Friday, February 4, and will now proceed to the Montana Senate floor. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect parental rights, and believes a constitutional amendment is the only way to comprehensively safeguard the child-parent relationship from unnecessary government intrusion.

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