Spokane, Washington, August 17, 2015 — In light of recent revelations that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, Selkirk Prolife Alliance (warning Facebook link) out of Priest River Idaho is calling for a protest at the Planned Parenthood facilities in the Spokane area. This effort is part of a National Day of Protest, taking place at Planned Parenthood offices and abortion facilities all across the United States to raise awareness about Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts. [Bard Note: All of the Idaho protest appear to be far to the South in Boise, Twin Falls and Meridian, thus if you are up North we are recommending lending a hand to Spokane.]
Undercover videos (see links below) released by the Center for Medical Progress reveal that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, with the sanction of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, are involved in the harvesting of body parts of unborn children aborted in their facilities and profiting from their sale contrary to federal laws prohibiting such practices, (42 US code 289G-2). The videos show high-level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of fetal specimens. The videos also raise ethical questions about the exploitation of unborn children for financial gain and risks to women’s health if abortion procedures are altered solely to procure more profitable specimens.
As a consequence of this public scandal, several states, (New Hampshire, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas) have defunded Planned Parenthood. Many states have also initiated investigations of Planned Parenthood and legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood currently receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually.
Who: Selkirk Prolife Alliance, Inc. et al
What: Press conference, prayer vigil and protest signs calling attention to PP’s baby parts trafficking
Where: Spokane Planned Parenthood and Spokane Valley Planned Parenthood East Indiana is closed for construction so our gathering will be on the corner of East Indiana and Ruby
When: 9 am – 11 am for the Spokane facility & 2 pm – 4 pm for the Spokane Valley facility
The Protest Plan (non) Parenthood coalition is headed by Selkirk Prolife Alliance, Inc.,
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, 40 Days for Life and the Pro-Life Action League, and is co-sponsored by fifty state and national pro-life organizations.
In Washington State over 20,000 abortions are performed per year, of which Planned Parenthood plays a major roll. The slaughter of human beings should never be tolerated. We as a community are standing up to say ‘No More’, we will not tolerate this genocide any longer. Women are forever scarred by the practices of Planned Parenthood with higher suicide rates and various health consequences caused by abortion. We want women to know that there is an entire community here to help them in their time of need. There are no regrets or consequences in choosing Life. The citizens of Spokane and the surrounding area are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded. Planned Parenthood must be stopped from exploiting vulnerable women.
Contact: Anna Michelle Bohach, Communications Director, (208)428-0036
Links to the first five Center for Medical Progress undercover videos:
Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxwVuozMnU
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCs gvlmyw
Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo
Video 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQuZMvcFA8&feature=youtu.be
Video 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGUEvY7CEg&feature=youtu.be