For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tara Bishop
[Manchester, NH, August 17, 2015] — In light of recent revelations that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, concerned citizens of New Hampshire are calling for a protest at the Planned Parenthood facility at 24 Pennacook Street on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This effort is part of a National Day of Protest taking place at Planned Parenthood offices and abortion facilities all across the United States (http://www.protestpp.com) to raise awareness about Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts.
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. 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, New Hampshire’s Executive Council recently defunded Planned Parenthood, several states have initiated investigations, and legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood currently receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually.
WHO: Paul Galasso, Organizer, Ron DiStasio, NH Knights of Columbus State Pro-Life Director, Jane Cormier, President, NH Right to Life
WHAT: Press conference, prayer vigil, speakers, and protest signs calling attention to PP’s baby parts trafficking
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester, NH
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The ProtestPP.com coalition is headed by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, 40 Days for Life and the Pro-Life Action League, and is co-sponsored by 50 state and national pro-life organizations.
Catherine Kelley, director of Manchester’s Pennacook Pregnancy Center, says, “While we are thrilled with the actions of New Hampshire’s Executive Council to defund Planned Parenthood, we cannot solely look to Washington, DC and our state governments to solve this problem. Each community with a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic or satellite office needs to take action against the killing of babies and the trafficking of their body parts. We will be sending the message that it’s well past time for Planned Parenthood to be run out of town.”
Links to the first three Center for Medical Progress undercover videos: