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National Planned Parenthood Protest Planned for August 22

In response to the growing outrage surrounding the sale of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood, more than 50 groups have agreed to participate in a nationwide protest on August 22 in order to ramp up pressure on the abortion giant over its involvement in this scandalous activity.

The Washington Examiner is reporting on ProtestPP which will take place next month on the feast of the Queenship of Mary. Thus far, national organizations such as March for Life, the Family Research Council and Americans United for Life, along with dozens of smaller regional and state groups are planning to participate.

The goal of the protest is to raise awareness of the heartless and even illegal activities of Planned Parenthood by going to where the killing and harvesting of body parts from aborted children takes place. Creating a presence at neighborhood Planned Parenthood facilities is essential to inform the public about what is going on behind closed doors. This is especially necessary because the mainstream media is deliberately ignoring the story, leaving the general public in the dark while placing the special interests of the abortion industry over the safety of women and children.

"All politics are local,” says Mark Harrington of the pro-life group, Created Equal. “We cannot only look to Washington, DC and our state governments to solve this problem. Each community with a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic or satellite clinic needs to take action against the killing of babies and the trafficking of their aborted baby parts. It's past time for stop Planned Parenthood once and for all!"

Women of Grace® board member and head of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Monica M. Miller, Ph.D., agrees that the pro-life community needs to let the country know the kind of unacceptable activity that is going on behind the guise of “women’s health care” at Planned Parenthood.

"When PP technicians are scavenging through the body parts of aborted babies to find tissue that they hope to sell, this adds a whole new gruesome and ghoulish layer to the already highly controversial practice of abortion in America,” Dr. Miller says. “It's bad enough that Planned Parenthood is profiting from abortions--but on top of that they exploit the bodies of their murder victims for additional revenue. Even their own abortionist in the fourth CMP video referred to the broken bodies of the unborn as 'war torn.' It is the abortion providers themselves who describe what they do as violence."

Going to the scene of this violence to prayerfully stand up for life is a powerful way to gain local attention.

"A presence at the neighborhood Planned Parenthoods makes this a local issue, not just a remote national story, and makes it more relevant to the local community," said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, in an email sent Tuesday to anti-abortion groups.

"These videos are exposing the American people to the truth about Planned Parenthood and the truth about abortion. How can you deny the humanity of a tiny person whose body parts are being harvested for medical use? Worse yet, how can you make jokes about it, like the Planned Parenthood doctors do in these videos? It's time to cease all taxpayer funding of this corrupt organization."

This is a critical moment in the history of the abortion giant. In addition to facing investigations in multiple states, it has never before faced so much public scrutiny and criticism, nor have they come this close to the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal funding.

You can help get the word out by participating in a protest near you on August 22 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Click here for more information.

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