Who Is Holding Planned Parenthood Accountable?

Jim Sedlak, Vice President of American Life League, issued the following statement regarding the 2006 World AIDS Day on December 6:

The United Nations has declared today [December 6] World AIDS Day, with the focus on "accountability." In light of this theme, American Life League poses the important question: Who is holding Planned Parenthood accountable for its role in the continued spread of the deadly disease?

It was reported at world AIDS conferences since 1987 that women on the birth control pill are more likely to contract AIDS than women who are not on the pill. Yet Planned Parenthood continues to push the birth control pill for sexually active women. In fact, Planned Parenthood reports that the birth control pill is used by more of its clients than any other of its birth control products.

It is recognized among those who are working to end the AIDS epidemic that one of the most dramatic success stories is the country of Uganda. This forward-thinking country has managed to effectively fight the spread of the disease not with pills and products, but with a clear message of abstinence. As a result, the incidence of AIDS has dropped dramatically in Uganda.

Despite the Ugandan success stories, Planned Parenthood continues to vehemently oppose all abstinence-only education programs for our youth. Uganda has shown that abstinence prevents the spread of AIDS, but Planned Parenthood will not embrace it. Where is the accountability?

As World AIDS Day 2006 is commemorated, it is time to put much needed pressure on Planned Parenthood's deceptive tactics. It is time for the governments worldwide to cease giving millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. Let's fight AIDS and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their actions.

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