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Statement by the Chiaroscuro Foundation on
Silence of Planned Parenthood, NARAL
on Silver Resignation
May 20, 2013
“Where are Women’s Advocates Now?”
“Planned Parenthood and NARAL remain utterly silent on calls for New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign, following an eye-opening report about his repeated cover ups of sexual harassment and sexual assault by male colleagues in Albany.
“Are these groups willing to take a real stand for women by calling on Mr. Silver to resign his position as Speaker, or are they part of the system that rewards silence?
“NARAL and Planned Parenthood already have made it clear that third term abortion expansion in New York takes precedence over combating sexual harassment, human trafficking, and equal pay for women in holding up the Women’s Equality Act by insisting that radical abortion proposals be included in it. Indeed, through their silence, they are condoning violence and sexual harassment against the women they purport to represent.
“It is time for Planned Parenthood and NARAL to demand the resignation of Speaker Silver. Continued failure to do so will speak volumes about the true nature of these organizations.” — Greg Pfundstein, President.