The pro-life movement has had documented evidence of the harvesting and sale of the body parts of aborted babies for at least 15 years but because the recent undercover videos went viral on the internet, many more people have become aware of this evil practice. This has motivated many to become involved in the pro-life movement for the first time or to come back to the movement after having been inactive, perhaps for years.
The largest rally (4500 participants) of the August 22 National Protest of Planned Parenthood was outside the St. Paul Planned Parenthood (above), sponsored by a coalition of local pro-life organizations and led by Pro-Life Action Ministries. Pro-life leaders, clergy and state legislators addressed the huge crowd during a two-hour program. Five hundred people participated in Pro-Life Action Ministries Central Florida’s march and protest near the Orlando Planned Parenthood and a protest was held outside Planned Parenthood by our branch in Duluth. Groups of more than 1000 protested outside Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Ill. and several other cities. Overall, more than 78,000 people took part in rallies in more than 350 cities in seven countries — the largest protest of Planned Parenthood ever. (Kit Larson, Smokey Photo)
Ten videos have been released so far by the Center for Medical Progress after a 30-month undercover investigation led by David Daleiden, 26, who previously worked with Lila Rose of Live Action.
If you have not yet watched the videos, we believe that it is important that you do so. (If you have been personally involved in an abortion, you should have already received emotional and spiritual healing before watching the videos. Contact a pro-life group for referrals to post-abortion healing organizations if needed.)
The videos are very disturbing. Even worse than the cavalier attitude of high-level Planned Parenthood (PP) officials discussing “renumeration” for the livers, limbs, hearts, brains, gonads and other organs of human beings just killed, are the scenes of these babies being dissected in the “POC” (“product of conception”) rooms of PP abortion facilities. In the third video, a PP medical director, looking at an aborted baby, admits, “It’s a baby,” and says some bodies are “war-torn.” In the same scene, another PP employee exclaims, “and another boy!”
Significantly, when these videos were released, PP didn’t respond with attempts to continue its lies about the unborn child being just “tissue.” It’s impossible to continue to claim that images of aborted babies are fabricated by pro-lifers when the undercover cameras documented these scenes in PP’s own abortion facilities. The truth about what abortion really does is being revealed to a wide audience through these videos.
Perhaps the most disturbing content of the series is the interview (seventh video
) with Holly O’Donnell, an ex- “procurement technician” for StemExpress (a company that trades in human organs for researchers). In horrifying detail, she describes a baby boy who was aborted at PP mostly intact. His heart had been beating, yet she was ordered by a co-worker to use a pair of scissors to cut his face open from the lower jaw up in order to extract his brain.
These videos show that PP is violating the law in several ways. State and federal investigations into PP have begun, as well as the defunding of PP in several states. The videos have also prompted Congress to act on other pending pro-life legislation.
Continuing the Firestorm: Our billboard on Interstate 94 near Albertville, Minn. is seen by tens of thousands every day. We have business-size cards for you to distribute that look similar to this. Please contact the St. Paul office.
Based out of its headquarters on Vandalia St. in St. Paul, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) also kills babies in Sioux Falls, S.D. About 200 pro-lifers protested there on August 22. (Several pro-abortion people showed up, as they did in St. Paul, holding banners stating “Healthcare Happens Here.”) There were also protests at various other PPMNS facilities around the tri-state region, including Moorhead (244 participants), Fargo (53), St. Cloud (298), Mankato (100), Alexandria (200) and Bemidji (150). Media coverage was generally good and local organizers were pleased with the number of people participating, some on very short notice.