-The Kansas City Royals and Missouri Right to Life find themselves embroiled in controversy.


The western division of Missouri Right to Life has frequently purchased tickets to Royals baseball games as a fundraiser -- and their latest effort gave them positive attention on the Royals' website. But the outcome was different this time around, according to Susan Klein, a spokesman for the pro-life organization.

"Apparently this time a pro-abortion senator's aide got wind of this and created a problem and raised an issue in the public news media," she explains.
 
According to the Kansas City Star, Peter Brownlie -- head of the Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri -- complained to the Royals that the club was being "insensitive" in light of the recent slaying of Kansas abortionist George Tiller.
 
About 10,000 of the stadium's 38,000 tickets were sold to groups for the game -- tickets that Planned Parenthood also could have used to raise funds. Klein explains her organization sold 319 tickets, meaning only a tiny portion of the crowd will have purchased tickets in support of the pro-life group's fundraiser.
 
Klein says the group will attend the game against St. Louis tonight -- and intends to have a good time, in spite of the unnecessary controversy.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow
Publish Date: June 19, 2009
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