Planned Parenthood Waging An All Out Lobbying Assault On The Senate

03.04.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   In a new e-mail sent to its members and supporters, Planned Parenthood'S CEO claims that, since the February 18 vote in the House in favor of the Pence Amendment, "more than 700,000 women and men have signed an open letter to stand with Planned Parenthood" that has gone to members of the Senate. There have been rallies, calls to senators, and protests. In fact, they say they've pulled together a 1-billion-dollar fund to lobby the Senate since the Pence Amendment passed the House. Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider, carrying out over 250-thousand abortions each year in the U.S.  Half of their funding comes from the federal government.