PRESS RELEASE FROM RIGHT TO LIFE OF SOUTHWEST IN.
In light of recent revelations that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, Right to Life of Southwest IN and concerned citizens of southwest Indiana are calling for a protest at the Planned Parenthood facility at 125 N. Weinbach Ave. in Evansvilleon August 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This effort is part of a National Day of Protest taking place at Planned Parenthood offices and abortion facilities all across the United States (http://www.protestpp.com) to raise awareness about Planned Parenthoods trafficking of aborted baby parts.
Undercover videos (see links below) released by the Center for Medical Progress reveal that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, with the sanction of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, are involved in the harvesting of body parts of unborn children aborted in their facilities and profiting from their sale contrary to federal laws prohibiting such practices. The videos show high-level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of fetal specimens. The videos also raise ethical questions about the exploitation of unborn children for financial gain and risks to womens health if abortion procedures are altered solely to procure more profitable specimens.
As a consequence of this public scandal, several states have initiated investigations of Planned Parenthood and legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood currently receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually.
WHO: Right to Life of Southwest IN & Concerned citizens of Southwest Indiana
WHAT: Press conference, prayer vigil and protest signs calling attention to PPs baby parts trafficking
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 125 N. Weinbach Ave, Evansville, IN
WHEN: August 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to11:00 a.m.
The ProtestPP.com coalition is headed by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, 40 Days for Life and the Pro-Life Action League, and is co-sponsored by fifty state and national pro-life organizations.
Local spokesperson Mary Ellen Van Dyke said:
All politics is local. We cannot only look to Washington, DC and our state governments to solve this problem. Planned Parenthood is located in large and small communities all across America. Each community with a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic or satellite office needs to take action against the killing of babies and the trafficking of their body parts. Concerned local citizens from southwest Indiana will be sending the message that its well past time for Planned Parenthood to be run out of town!
Links to the first three Center for Medical Progress undercover videos: