RICHMOND, Va., — Thoursands 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.
The protests follow the release of seven undercover Planned Parenthood videos by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, which show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sell of aborted babies' body parts. The eighth video, set to release next week, reportedly shows the abortion provider selling babies born alive in their abortion clinics. more >>
A nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning, August 22, looks to focus more attention on the abortion provider's alleged criminal activity in light of the evidence provided by an undercover video sting operation.
The pro-life coalition, going under the name #ProtestPP, will hold demonstrations at Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the fifty states and District of Columbia on Saturday morning from nine to 11.
Former President Jimmy Carter said during a press conference on Thursday that his liver cancer has spread to four spots on his brain and that his future "is in the hands of the God, who I worship."
Seated alone before a group of reporters at his namesake center in Atlanta, a graceful Carter, 90, spoke openly and optimistically about his diagnosis and his plans for treatment. The 39th president will undergo four radiation treatments beginning on Thursday.
"I have had a wonderful life. I'm ready for anything and I'm looking forward to new adventure," a softly spoken Carter said. "It is in the hands of God, who I worship." more >>
There's no escaping the headlines. The Center for Medical Progress has now released six chilling videos detailing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting tissue and organs from aborted fetuses for scientific research.
The videos show executives blithely discussing how they haggle over the price of organ harvesting; the "going rate" is typically $30 to $100 per specimen.
In the never-ending abortion argument, there's no limit to the number of factions — pro-choice, pro-life, political parties, presidential candidates, bioethicists, legal and religious scholars — clamoring for media attention to trumpet their particular point of view. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress' seventh video highlighting the aborted baby parts compensation practices of Planned Parenthood alleges that the abortion giant and its former partnering company StemExpress have harvested an intact brain from a gestated fetus whose heart was still beating.
The new video, which was released Wednesday morning, shows an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former StemExpress fetal tissue procurement technician, who recounted the time she was asked to harvest the brain from an almost fully gestated aborted baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
O'Donnell recalled that she was in a Planned Parenthood clinic one day when a doctor had just finished with an abortion and took the aborted baby into a pathology lab. Moments later, a senior StemExpress technician named Jessica called Holly to come into the room so that she could show her how to procure an intact brain. more >>
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the state's Department of Human Services to end its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood, whose officials were shown discussing delivery of babies' body parts in secretly taped videos. StemExpress, a tissue company, is also cutting its ties with the abortion provider.
"It is apparent that after the recent revelations on the actions of Planned Parenthood, that this organization does not represent the values of the people of our state and Arkansas is better served by terminating any and all existing contracts with them," Hutchinson said in a statement Friday.
The Republican governor added that this includes "their affiliated organization, Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma." more >>