“Why are pro-lifers so focused on defunding Planned Parenthood?” This is the ever-present question we get asked multiple times a day from students on college campuses, sometimes even the ones who self-identify as pro-life, as well as legislators in state and federal government.
Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization that serves more than 1,100 college and high school pro-life groups, is showing the multiple award-winning documentary, HUSH, on more than 105 college and medical school campuses on March 23rd. in order to start a conversation about the well-documented and long-term health risks associated with abortion that are presented in the internationally acclaimed film.
The momentum of the Women's March that happened the day after President Trump's inauguration is already faltering. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion vendor and a major sponsor of the Women's March, admitted to Buzzfeed that even though many people showed up at town halls over the congressional break to support the scandal-ridden organization, "no one really knows what will make a difference anymore."
This weekend, there were pro-life #ProtestPP rallies scheduled at more than a quarter, over 200, of Planned Parenthoods across our nation. And the violence and hatred that our team saw at multiple locations was not only frightening but it was a clear warning sign to you and me.
As if the presidential election cycle wasn’t divisive enough, the protests and rioting following the results last month have been saddening to watch.
Not too long ago, the abortion industry noticed their identity as “pro-choicers” wasn’t conveying their position accurately or resonating with younger people. So they sought to change the messaging on abortion, pushing out radical feminists like Katha Pollitt, who declared abortion was a social good.
The Live Pro-life student group at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois has been hit with vandalism twice in the past two weeks. The pro-life group set-up a display initially on November 3rd with a large sign that read “Abortion Takes Human Life” along with rows of white crosses representing the 113 humans aborted each day in Illinois.
No other election in recent history has been as divisive as this 2016 presidential cycle, especially in the pro-life movement as long-time friends spat at and “unfriended” each other on Facebook while debating the best way to advance our agenda of ending abortion. But pro-lifers can certainly celebrate this morning that Planned Parenthood’s grip of death has been released from the White House. Come January, their influence will be gone. We can rejoice that millions of lives will be saved in the next four years instead of lost.