America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood (PP) was axed Thursday by yet another tax funded agency. The latest government entity to ditch the embattled abortion giant was the St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council (CSC), an independent taxing authority in Florida, which has funded PP with grants totaling nearly $4 million since 2002. St. Lucie Taxpayers Against Planned Parenthood Funding, led the effort to defund Planned Parenthood by organizing pickets and speaking at monthly public forums that eventually led to cessation of funding for PP, which was about $500,000 last fiscal year. The Florida based CSC joined the ranks of Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin who all recently cut Planned Parenthood funding. About 90 taxpayers opposed to the funding attended today’s forum, while only one PP employee addressed the council
According to Dr. Michael Hofstee, an organizer from the St. Lucie Taxpayers Against Planned Parenthood Funding, the CSC Taxing Authority members who are appointed, not elected, “saw the writing on the wall after PP found itself embroiled in a slew of embarrassing and indefensible undercover sting operations.” Hofstee cited videos and recordings demonstrating that Planned Parenthood assisted teenage girls in subverting parental notification laws, covering up statutory rape, accepting donations specifically to abort black babies, and covering up child sex trafficking. The CSC saw the incontrovertible evidence that PP is despicable,” Hofstee said.
Pastor Bryan Longworth, who first brought the issue to taxpayer’s attention in 2007 and has been a vocal critic of the CSC’s funding of Planned Parenthood, stated, “I praise God for this victory, thank Lila Rose, Live Action, Life Dynamics International, and the other individuals and organizations who have exposed Planned Parenthood’s embarrassing practices, thank all of the Saint Lucie County taxpayers who have called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and commend the St Lucie County Children’s Services Council Taxing Authority for finally cutting ties with Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood proved to be too controversial of an organization to continue funding and has needlessly tarnished the good name of the Children’s Services Council. I support most of the organizations funded by the Children’s Services Council and rejoice to see the CSC free to carry out it’s mission without the baggage that comes with funding Planned Parenthood.”
St. Lucie County Taxpayers Against Planned Parenthood Funding plans to continuing its vigilance in the coming years to ensure that Planned Parenthood is excluded from all taxpayer subsidization. A recent poll in Florida showed that most Floridians are opposed to the tax funding of Planned Parenthood.
Pastor Bryan Longworth is the number one ranked prolifer on Twitter @BryanLongworth, serves as the director of Personhood FL, a prolife organization working to pass the Florida Personhood Amendment that will end abortion in FL, as the associate pastor at Covenant Tabernacle in Port St. Lucie, FL, and as the director of SOHL, Sanctity of Human Life of the Treasure Coast. Longworth is a Wall Builders new Black Robe Regiment Pastor and a Family Research Council Watchmen on the Wall Pastor. Longworth continues to be involved in the pro-life movement and in calling the church and our nation to repentance. The church and America needs revival and reformation like never before. The blood of over 55 million children cries from the ground for vengeance, and God will avenge! God send us a true move of God lest we perish in our iniquity!