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#FLDefundPP Press Conference | Oct 1, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, held a press conference to herald the launch of a statewide campaign – on behalf of thousands of pro-life Floridians – calling on 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. Press release here.

Deception 1: Planned Parenthood provides essential care women can’t get anywhere else (ADF)

Planned Parenthood wants you to believe that they provide essential services women CANNOT receive anywhere else. We say they’re wrong. Watch this short video clip from Alliance Defending Freedom​ explaining why:

Additional videos debunking Planned Parenthood deceptions can be found here:

Facts about Planned Parenthood—(PDF)
This resource includes stats on the number of procedures Planned Parenthood performs every year, including the number of abortions they provide, breast exams, Pap tests and cancer screenings. This resource also compares the services provided by Planned Parenthood Clinics to other Community Health Centers. This resource addresses the history of Planned Parenthood’s failures to report sexual abuse and sex trafficking, its involvement in sex-selective abortion, race-targeted abortions, and baby body part harvesting.

Planned Parenthood Fact Sheet—(Webpage)
This fact sheet from provides by year the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performs annually, clearly showing a vast increase in abortions performed by the organization in the last 20 years. This resource also provides a brief overview of Planned Parenthood’s funding sources; leadership; controversial statements; and past/ongoing investigations into the organization for fraud, failure to report sexual abuse, questionable medical processes, and failure to follow parent-consent laws. A brief history of Planned Parenthood and its founders can also be found here.

Profit. No Matter What. ADF’s Annual Report on Publicly Available Audits of Planned Parenthood Affiliates and State Family Planning Programs—(PDF)
Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) research strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are engaged in a pattern of practices designed to maximize their bottom‐line  revenues through billings to complex, well‐funded federal and state programs that are  understaffed and rely on the integrity of the provider for program compliance.

ADF White Paper: State Termination of Medicaid Providers—(PDF)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (“PPFA”) and its affiliates have been subjected to heightened scrutiny in the wake of a congressional investigation into its apparent fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer funding, and the release of undercover videotapes that appear to show Planned Parenthood officers discussing illegal means of circumventing fetal tissue procurement laws.  As a result of these developments, Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies have received inquiries regarding whether, and under what circumstances, states possess the legal authority to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from participation in state Medicaid programs.  This white paper provides a brief overview of state authority for terminating a Medicaid provider, as well as the process involved in doing so and the constitutional ramifications of such an action.

9.22.2015–Letter to Governor Scott: Florida Family Policy Council–(PDF)
Letter provided to Governor Scott outlining a list of current investigations of Planned Parenthood, a list of known abuses by Planned Parenthood in Florida, Planned Parenthood’s current taxpayer funding sources in Florida through Medicaid and Title X, a list of other states who have discontinued their Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood, and a request urging the Governor to discontinue these contracts.

10.02.2015–Press Release: FFPC Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood in Florida, Demands Gov. Rick Scott Utilize Executive Action Immediately– (Web)
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.

Fact Check (1 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood–(Web)
CLAIM: It would violate Federal Law if Governor Scott terminated Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract.

Fact Check (2 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood–(Web)
CLAIM: Planned Parenthood receives state funding for good women’s health programs which do not violate any State or Federal laws.

Fact Check (3 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood–(Web)
CLAIM: Claims Enforcement of the Law When Violations Found.

Fact Check (4 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood–(Web)
CLAIM: Gov. Scott unapologetically refuses to defund Planned Parenthood just because he does not want to.