Planned Parenthood is in the ‘hot seat’ again this week … as PP Pres Cecile Richards testified and was questioned by Congressional investigators about the harvesting and trafficking of aborted baby body parts, possibly without maternal consent.
A recent poll showed that 50% of Americans still do NOT know that Planned Parenthood does abortions. That’s a frustrating statistic, since they are the largest abortion business in the United States. They abort more than 325,000 innocent American babies every year!
However, you can do something about that!
Here’s how three 40 Days for Life teams that hold their peaceful vigils outside Planned Parenthood facilities are drawing their communities into the campaign.
Bloomington, Indiana Doctors for Life Rally
“We are off to a great start!” said Monica in Bloomington. “We have no reports of babies saved … because we’re not even sure if they did abortions last week!” The business was closed several days.
The Bloomington team did stage a major event outside Planned Parenthood – a Doctors for Life rally. About 200 people attended, Monica said, including “28 local physicians who put their names out there as being pro-life and committed to the protection of the unborn child. What an inspiration these doctors were to all of us!”
Some of the doctors were photographed near a mobile help center that offers free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
“As fruit from our 40 Days for Life campaigns, we announced that we are getting our own mobile unit, paid for by a generous donor,” Monica said. “We can’t wait to have it there regularly to help the women going in!”
Poughkeepsie, New York Life Chain
The 40 Days for Life team brings awareness to the vigils through Life Chain events in their community. Maureen in Poughkeepsie says this form of community outreach began five years ago.
“Over the years there has been a steady increase in pro-life support within the community,” she said, “and participants on the Life Chain this past Sunday, once again, noted that there was an increase in the number of positive horn beeps and responses from passing vehicles.”
Ann Arbor, Michigan Jericho March
In Ann Arbor, Students for Life groups from the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University helped lead a Jericho March around the block in which the Planned Parenthood abortion center is located.
Sandie, the Ann Arbor leader, said that “among the participants there were many new faces and dedicated veterans of 40 Days for Life.”
When participants returned to the front of Planned Parenthood, the group heard from Students for Life leaders, one of whom started a Students for Life chapter at her high school when she was 15. Also speaking was a Lutheran pastor.
Sandie shared with them the comments of investigative journalist David Daleiden, the man behind the Planned Parenthood baby parts videos, who said, “40 Days for Life is the spiritual engine that has driven a lot of the success of the pro-life movement over the past several years.”