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Yoest quoted on Planned Parenthood at National Review Online

Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online pens a column today entitled “Planned Parenthood’s Pink in Hot Water.”

Lopez discusses recent news and events related to Planned Parenthood as well as providing plenty of good background information on the group.

AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest is featured in the column:

“Isn’t it interesting that the president of Planned Parenthood reacted like the high-priced $600K/year CEO that she is, by talking about their ‘brand’?” Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, reacts to the brand concern. She’s concerned too: “There’s no denying that Planned Parenthood has a strong brand — they are a $1 billion company. Also no denying they are the world’s largest abortion business. And over $360 million of our tax dollars indirectly subsidizes their marketing machine. So the challenge in front of us as a pro-life movement is to aggressively and shrewdly counter their Madison Avenue tactics with the truth. Abortion is big business. And Planned Parenthood is the biggest of the big. They’ve deployed a small army of lobbyists on the Hill right now to protect their federal subsidy. And the Republicans are taking a principled stand against an entrenched interest. In doing so they are supported by the vast majority — over 70 percent — of Americans who consistently tell pollsters they don’t want their tax dollars going toward abortion. They are doing what the American people told them to do in November and shining the light of inquiry on an industry bloated with tax subsidy and awash in controversy. I call that smart politics.”

Click here to read the whole column.