DELAWARE COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
               73 East Front St., Hancock, NY 13783
              607-637-2330, cg067@freenet.buffalo.edu

Sept. 12, 1997
                  
                          
                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN SIDNEY FOR
              OPENING OF NEW CLINIC ON SEPT. 13 


Jim Sedlak, Pres. of STOPP Planned Parenthood International, 
will attend a protest of a new clinic operated by Planned 
Parenthood Association  of Delaware and Otsego Counties (PPADOC) 
in Sidney, NY.  The clinic's official ribbon-cutting ceremony 
will take place at 2:00 pm on Sat., Sept. 13 at 37 Pleasant St.  
The protest will begin at 1:45 pm and will last about an hour. 

Mr. Sedlak, author of the book PARENT POWER, has appeared on 
media talkshows and has created a nine part video series 
entitled PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION, 
produced by American Life League.  In 1993 Planned Parenthood 
listed Mr. Sedlak as one of the "most active fighters" against 
its sex education programs and featured him in its 1995 video, 
UNHOLY ALLIANCE. 

Originating in LaGrangeville, NY in the 1980's, STOPP has grown 
into an international organization leading the fight against 
Planned Parenthood worldwide.  In 1995, Mr. Sedlak was invited 
to Rome to the Vatican's EVANGELIUM VITAE congress where he 
inspired many to support efforts to stop Planned Parenthood. 

A few years ago Mr. Sedlak gave presentations in Hancock, 
Walton, and Oneonta, NY which sparked the continuous opposition 
to Planned Parenthood in the counties of Delaware and Otsego.  
Last week, upon request of area pro-lifers, he shipped one 
thousand flyers for distribution in Sidney area churches last 
Sunday. 

The new PPADOC clinic will open in what was once a Sisters of 
Mercy convent owned by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of 
Sidney until about 1980 when it was sold to become, until 
recently, a daycare center.  The site was the target of a 
quickly organized Aug. 18, 1997 protest in response to a PPADOC 
press release which stated that date for the opening. 

Later, a Sidney business person received an official invitation 
to the Sept. 13 ribbon-cutting from PPADOC and alerted area pro-
life groups who then contacted Mr. Sedlak of STOPP 
International. 
  
For more information contact Edward Szymkowiak, a member of 
STOPP's International Coalition Against Planned Parenthood, at 
the above address and phone number.   

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