On April 23, nationally coordinated protests will be held at more than 200 Planned Parenthood centers throughout the United States, including the center at 4001 Lake Otis Parkway (Suite 101) in Anchorage.
These protests are being organized by the #ProtestPP coalition, formed in response to the undercover videos released last year showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and selling of body parts from aborted children.
Despite the controversy created by the undercover videos —including possible illegal activity — Planned Parenthood continues to receive over $500 million from state and federal governments annually. The organizers of #ProtestPP are calling on Americans to vote for candidates this year who will promise to end this massive taxpayer subsidy for the nation’s largest abortion chain.
“The undercover videos we saw last year showed the cruelty of abortion in a singular way,” said Phillip De Land, Director, 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign. “It’s chilling to see Planned Parenthood’s doctors talk about how to crush an unborn child’s body in order to most effectively procure his or her organs. This organization should not be receiving any taxpayer funding for any reason.”
The protestors in Anchorage and throughout the country will also be standing in solidarity with David Daleiden, the pro-life whistleblower who faces what many believe to be baseless civil and criminal charges for conducting a 30-month undercover investigation of the abortion industry’s trafficking in fetal tissue. “Planned Parenthood and their powerful allies in government are trying to discredit and silence pro-lifers who are guilty of nothing more than exposing the shocking truth about their abortion practices,” De Land said. “On April 23, we’ll be setting the record straight in our community.”
#ProtestPP is a coalition of state and national pro-life groups, headed by three national pro-life advocacy organizations: Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, and the Pro-Life Action League. In the wake of the coalition’s two national days of protest last year, more than 20 Planned Parenthood facilities closed and nine states voted to strip the organization of state funding.
For more information about the Anchorage protest, contact Jan De Land at 310-9444 or email@example.com.