#ProtestPP, a coalition of state and national pro-life groups, held its first annual nationwide protest at Planned Parenthood facilities on Saturday.
The coalition held nationwide protests last year following the release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives that raised allegations that the organization had been trafficking aborted fetal body parts.
Profiting from the sale of human body parts - including those of the unborn - is a felony in the United States. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied illegal conduct.
Eric Scheidler, the executive director of Pro-Life Action League, one of the groups in the coalition, said in a statement that he hopes the series of protests will refocus the contentious debate on “what is right.”
In Washington, D.C., protesters gathered at the construction site of a future Planned Parenthood facility.
#ProtestPP getting set up in DC at the city's future site https://t.co/6D0t5J1WY5— Kate Scanlon (@Kate Scanlon)1461427570.0
#protestpp protesters open in prayer: "no stand against evil is too small." https://t.co/GjgU0Btmum— Kate Scanlon (@Kate Scanlon)1461428298.0
#protestpp speaker notes that DC's future Planned Parenthood site is next to a school (purple building) https://t.co/ghPslALujE— Kate Scanlon (@Kate Scanlon)1461428424.0
Melissa tells #protestpp babies with disabilities are aborted but "my life rocks... Life isn't about perfection." https://t.co/QXVkaiknj4— Kate Scanlon (@Kate Scanlon)1461428928.0
Similar protests took place across the country in more than 200 cities.
#protestpp #worcester #Catholic #catholicfreepress https://t.co/8GHmmN0uvc— Margaret Russell (@Margaret Russell)1461419151.0
At the #STL #protestpp rally! https://t.co/Id9GPjqRhp— Stacy Washington (@Stacy Washington)1461424426.0
The #ProLifeGen is at the #protestpp event in Lafayette, IN! https://t.co/B1aMr6EwXe— studentsforlife (@studentsforlife)1461424242.0
Praying outside Planned Parenthood in #Denver. Join us today at https://t.co/J1dxYnrXFS #ProtestPP https://t.co/uCubjllo9z— Respect Life Denver (@Respect Life Denver)1461424456.0
Thanks to @avemariauniv students Nora Anderson (pictured) and Stephen Akers who spoke at the #ProtestPP rally. https://t.co/QtpVyFB0mJ— Michael New (@Michael New)1461435095.0
RT: @SaraZagorski of @cfa_foundation speaking Saturday at #ProtestPP in Denver on Saturday. https://t.co/lwmpK82lEX— Catholic Charities (@Catholic Charities)1461431708.0
#protestpp rally getting ready to start in Indianspolis https://t.co/GRydzZQmY1— RightToLifeIndy (@RightToLifeIndy)1461431007.0
Come join the Prayer Warriors in Pomona. #protestpp https://t.co/d1FJdU8M3c https://t.co/YdHdxkwCCl— Just 2 more weeks....I plomise (@Just 2 more weeks....I plomise)1461430388.0
It's a beautiful day to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves!! #ProtestPP #StandForLife #JaguarsCare https://t.co/QhNMR5FFxw— Rebecca Graves (@Rebecca Graves)1461423943.0
#ProtestPP Kalamazoo, MI. About 55 People. #ProLife #ProLifeGen https://t.co/3ESc0uBBH3— Pro Life Brother (@Pro Life Brother)1461422796.0
Abortion survivor speaks at ProtestPP Greenville SC #ProtestPP #EndAbortionNow https://t.co/95FU7MkW7m— Laura Maganini (@Laura Maganini)1461421913.0
Great turnout in Chicago to #ProtestPP! https://t.co/9phiKv4Y2m— Pro-Life Action League (@Pro-Life Action League)1461437650.0
Some events were met with counter-protesters in support of Planned Parenthood.
Protesters for and against #plannedparenthood on both sides of Providence Rd in #CoMo #protestpp https://t.co/sHADoOn9Ti— Jordana (@Jordana)1461422698.0
This morning in Columbia #StandWithPP #ShameOnSchaefer https://t.co/y8nYe1ivLo— Progress Missouri (@Progress Missouri)1461432710.0
Truth. #StandWithPP #ShameOnSchaefer https://t.co/ViRk6yeuN8— Grace (@Grace)1461433100.0
Kicking off the weekend fighting to protect women's health care. #StandWithPP #WeWontBePunished https://t.co/QrDTyBUAqD— alexandra is wearing mask🗽🩸🦷 (@alexandra is wearing mask🗽🩸🦷)1461427846.0
We don't #ProtestPP, we #StandWithPP! EVERY DAY. https://t.co/86FjYefYN4— Silly Heathen (@Silly Heathen)1461431719.0
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