‘Planned Parenthood sells baby parts’ protest Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, speaks before pro-life advocates outside of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul July 28. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, speaks before pro-life advocates outside of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul July 28. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

More than 300 protests across the country — including one in St. Paul — are expected to be held Aug. 22 in response to Planned Parenthood’s alleged illegal selling of organs of aborted fetuses.

St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries is organizing a protest outside of Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., from 9-11 a.m. The facility is one of two Planned Parenthoods in Minnesota where abortions are provided.

The protest, which local organizers are also calling a prayer rally, joins protests across the U.S. and in other countries scheduled for the same time. Participants plan to hold signs reading “Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Parts” and use the hashtag #PPsellsbabyparts.

“In Planned Parenthood’s almost 100 years of existence, they’ve never seen this kind of pushback. The response to this protest has been unbelievable, and you will not want to miss it,” wrote Eric Scheidler, executive director of Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, a national organizer for the protests, on the organization’s website.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in Minnesota and the U.S. It has been the subject of a series of undercover videos released by the California-based Center for Medical Progress that show officials discussing selling the organs of aborted fetuses for profit and altering of the abortion process in order to optimize the organs’ procurement.

The seventh video, released Aug. 12, included the testimony of a former procurement technician for a company working with Planned Parenthood, who described a Planned Parenthood clinician restoring a heartbeat to an aborted baby before working with the technician to extract his brain by cutting through his face.

Other organizations participating in the local protest include the Minnesota Family Council, Human Life Alliance, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Silent No More Awareness, the Minnesota Catholic Conference and the University of St. Thomas’ Prolife Center.

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