#WomenBetrayed Rally at St Louis Planned Parenthood

#WomenBetrayed Rally at St Louis Planned Parenthood

Over 300 pro-life advocates surrounded the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown St Louis Tuesday to take part in one of the 65 #WomenBetrayed rallies held across the country. With heat indexes well over 100 degrees, Americans of all shapes, sized, color and ages peacefully gathered to protest the tax-payer funded “women's health facility”. This came just hours after the release of a third undercover video which features a former employee of a biotech firm describing the company's work of dissecting freshly-aborted fetuses and harvesting the body parts.

In the past three weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has released three undercover videos of Planned Parenthood top personnel speaking about the sale of fetal body parts harvested from aborted human beings. Reagan Nielsen, the Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America organized the rally and introduced a dozen or so speakers including Kyla, a Planned Parenthood Survivor, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, Sen. Bob Onder M.D., Stephanie Rubach, RN and activist, Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Forum and Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life.

Nielsen announced on Tuesday that eleven more videos are set to be released detailing the barbaric and unimaginable practices of Planned Parenthood. Personnel unknowingly shared the common practice of organ harvesting in the series of undercover videos. Each new video will be released during the next 11 consecutive Tuesdays.

The #WomenBetrayed website explains their motivation:

On July 14th and July 21st, the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives casually discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. It was sickening. It was horrifying. In both videos, the abortionists filmed - Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services and Dr. Mary Gatter, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council - candidly discuss the harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies and the haggling of prices for these baby body parts.

In Planned Parenthood’s 2013-2014 Annual Report, their last report publicly released, the organization performed 327,653 abortions in their facilities in 2013, averaging 897 abortions every single day. 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services were abortions. Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in U.S. taxpayer funding, making up 46% of their annual revenue. Additionally, since 2009: Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services have dropped by 7%, and their cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 50%. Planned Parenthood has performed over 1.9 million abortions. And their U.S. taxpayer funding has increased by 46%.

Additionally, Planned Parenthood gets over $500 million a year in our taxpayer money and makes more than $100 million in profit, all while having abortion quotas. They have also been busted covering up statutory rape, aiding and abetting sex traffickers, scheduling sex-selectiveabortions, double-billing taxpayers, and receiving special funds to abort African American children.

Upon learning of the existence of the eleven additional videos, participants vowed to return to the Planned Parenthood facility after the release of each subsequent video. With little indication that temperatures will be any cooler in the coming weeks, these dedicated patriots plan to return weekly, and bring backup. One participant claimed to be a “new wave feminist”, explaining that true feminists value any and all life as much as their own. Another girl, age 7, held a sign that read “A person is a person, no matter how small” to quote the famous author Dr Suess. Catholic Priests knelt silently in prayer on the sidewalk next to the facility, a veteran's group dropped off coolers full of bottled water to help keep everybody hydrated, and crowds cheered at the demand to defund the organization.

All the while, Planned Parenthood personnel could be seen overlooking the crowd from a balcony, often pointing and laughing. “If they think we look funny now, just wait. They can’t ignore us forever. They can try, but they won't.” Frank, 82, said from under his umbrella.

The “Women Betrayed” rallies were scheduled to take place in the following cities:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Anchorage, Alaska
Austin, Texas
Baltimore, Maryland
Baton Rouge, La.
Birmingham, Alabama
Bloomington, Indiana
Boston, Massachusetts
Buffalo, New York
Charleston, South Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbia, Missouri
Columbus, Ohio
Concord, New Hampshire
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Des Moines, Iowa
Erie, Pennsylvania
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Myers, Florida
York, Pennsylvania
Honolulu, Hawaii
Houston, Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jacksonville, Florida
Kansas City, Kansas
Kissimmee, Florida
Lansing, Michigan
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lexington, Kentucky
Los Angeles, California
Memphis, Tennessee
Miami, Florida
Mobile, Alabama
Naples, Florida
Nashville, Tennessee
Omaha, Nebraska
Orange, California
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Portland, Oregon
Riverside, California
Rochester, Minnesota
Rochester, New York
Sacramento, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Schenectady, New York
Seattle, Washington
Sioux City, Iowa
South Bend, Indiana
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Paul, Minnesota
Stamford, Connecticut
Syracuse, New York
Trenton, New Jersey
Vancouver, Washington
Waco, Texas
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, Florida

*Photos by Virginia Kruta

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