The purpose of this letter is to correct the extremely serious error made in your editorial (June 12), "Crippling Family Planning."
Your editorial states that the amendments that the Senate put in the budget would deny the Office of Family Planning funds to any agency that makes referrals on abortions. That statement is absolutely and totally false.
To set the record straight, let me quote you the specific section from my amendment, which deals with referral. It states:
"No funds appropriated for the Office of Family Planning shall be granted, directly or indirectly to any group, clinic, or organization, which performs, promotes, or advertises, abortions or which receives any direct or indirect compensation, advantage, benefit or gain from referrals for abortion services."