Thousands of pro-lifers descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics across America this morning to participate in a nationwide protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the controversial health-care organization.
The demonstrations unfolded at about 320 clinics around the nation, according to organizers, with some gatherings drawing a few dozen protesters and others drawing hundreds and perhaps thousands more.
The protests come after a pro-life group secretly filmed a series of videos that show Planned Parenthood employees horrifically organising the illegal harvest and sale of organs from aborted babies.
Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the participating groups, said that previous protests have drawn thousands of protesters, but hundreds of simultaneous protests have never taken place on the same day.
“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” she said. “The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to innocent unborn children.”
There were internationally organised protests held in Belfast – Northern Ireland, Dublin – Ireland, Bratislava – Slovak Republic, Escuinapa Sinaloa – Mexico and Tegucigalpa – Honduras. In England there were protests in Birmingham and London.
Julie Anna attended the London protest: “I just wanted to make sure that IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) heard our protest from London. Just because we’re not in America doesn’t mean we’re not disgusted by what they’re doing.”
Organizers have billed the simultaneous protests as unprecedented – the largest-ever against Planned Parenthood. The Pro-life movement just got stronger!
Photo credit – Daniel Blackman