Thousands of Americans Protest Against Planned Parenthood at Over 300 Clinics in All 50 States (10 Pics)
Saturday marked a major event in this nation that the national media has all but ignored, as usual.
All across the country, at over 300 locations, Americans who revere life stood on the streets outside of Planned Parenthood abortuaries to make their feelings known about Planned Parenthood’s dead baby organ trafficking.
Thousands of Americans took to the streets and public sidewalks outside of their local Planned Parenthood facility on Saturday to demand that the federal government defund the abortion giant.
According to reports, Christians and other pro-lifers gathered at over 320 locations across the nation, holding signs, praying and calling out to women not to murder their unborn child. Some rallies also featured special speakers that urged Americans to rise up against the shedding of innocent blood.
“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” Monica Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, told the Washington Post. “The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to innocent unborn children.”
“It’s wrong, it’s evil and it’s sick,” Pennsylvania sidewalk counselor Mary Ellen Caris told the West Chester Daily Local News. “This is where they kill babies every Tuesday. They’re like the McDonald’s for abortion…”
“God tells us what’s right and what’s wrong, and if we don’t speak out that blood is on our hands,” Ohio resident Jeff Keller told the Cincinnati Enquirer.
So, just how many people were on the streets? The numbers fluctuated depending which protest location was polled. Christian News Network has some counts:
Attendance at the events varied by location, with some cities seeing dozens taking to the streets, some hundreds, and others thousands. According to estimates, 1,600 people attended the rally in Aurora, Ill., 850 gathered in Falls Church, Va., 600 attended in Lincoln, Neb., over 500 took to the streets in Fort Worth, Texas and 150 joined the rally in Las Vegas, Nev.
Of course, don’t expect the pro-abortion national media to report this accurately, if at all. Most of the national press has already censored the Center for Medical Progress undercover Planned Parenthood videos where various officials and employees openly talk about trafficking the organs of aborted babies to the highest bidders.
They will do all they can to keep these horrible truths hidden from the public.
RICHMOND, Va., — Thousands of Americans protested outside Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the United States Saturday morning to speak out against the abortion giant that receives more than $500 million in taxpayer funding every year for its 700 clinics across the nation.
Organized by several pro-life organizations, the nationwide protest, known as the “National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood,” was held outside over 300 clinics in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Leslie Blackwell, regional co-coordinator with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign who emceed the Richmond protest, told The Christian Post: “We had over 500 people here and that’s great. Usually you’re lucky to get 10. At Forty Days for Life sometimes you might get 20, but never the crowds like this. Its been exciting, just nonstop response.”
Thousands upon thousands of Americans have indeed woken up to the horrors of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. Today, they made their presence felt and their voices heard.
When asked by CP what message she and her allies wanted to send with the demonstration, Blackwell replied that “there’s hope.”
“This is a pivotal moment for all of us in the fight against abortion. Because I think these videos really touched a nerve,” said Blackwell.
“People are so devastated at these barbaric videos and they know the truth. So, I mean, that’s why you’ve seen this incredible outpouring of people to support these protests nationwide.”
The Washington Examiner also covered the event and even posted tweets with pictures from several of the protest rallies:
If this is any indication of the feelings of the millions more Americans that didn’t come today for whatever reason, then Congress had better wake up and realize that it will be totally unacceptable to find excuses or delays for NOT defunding Planned Parenthood.
It also should send a strong message to all Presidential candidates – America is a pro-life country.
Now is the time to end the horrors of the baby-killers and organ traffickers at Planned Parenthood.