USA (MNN) – As the Planned Parenthood scandal continues, a league of more than 50 pro-life groups is calling U.S. citizens to action.
As stated here, ProtestPP is a coalition of pro-life groups calling for a National Day of Protest on August 22, 2015 at Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the U.S.
Demonstrators aim to raise awareness of Planned Parenthood’s alleged illegal activities and rally support for federal defunding of the organization.
“We will unite to inform the public, expose the brutality, and call for an end to all state and federal funding of this abortion giant,” ProtestPP states on its Web site.
What’s the big deal?
Since the first undercover video was released by Center for Medical Progress (CMP) on July 14, the Planned Parenthood scandal has “gone viral.” As a result, the divide is widening between pro-life and pro-choice parties.
The Senate is said to be voting this afternoon on a bill that would remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood. It’s not expected to pass; 60 votes are needed, and even though Republicans hold a majority, “moderate” members of the party are expected to side with Democrats.
Republican presidential hopefuls like Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have been leveraging the controversy since it broke mid-July for publicity and political gain.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner called for official investigations soon after the first video was released.
Thus far, investigators in two states have found nothing incriminating. However, it’s unknown if Planned Parenthood clinics in those states were implied fetal tissue providers in the first place.
On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi took a strong pro-choice stand, claiming House Democrats would “overwhelmingly” oppose any defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Her position was to be expected, given the Margaret Sanger Award she received last year.
No matter which side of the political fence you stand on, the Planned Parenthood scandal raises serious ethical and spiritual questions.
Why does it matter?
In addition, God’s Word is clear: only the Lord can give and take life. As His image-bearers and followers, we’re bound to protect and defend life in every form as His Spirit leads.
Ask the Lord how He would have you act to help defend unborn lives. Pray for truth to be revealed as CMP’s Human Capital project uncovers more details. Pray that somehow, the Planned Parenthood scandal would draw unbelievers to Christ.
As the Lord leads, support life-giving ministries that pair a sanctity of life message with the eternal Truth of Scripture.
Life Matters Worldwide recognizes threats to the sanctity of human life–abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia–as opportunities to show compassion and share Christ.
Since 1984, Life Matters has partnered with believers across the U.S. and around the world to establish and sustain pro-life ministries as effective Gospel outreaches.
ProtestPP demonstrations have already been organized in more than 30 states.