by Steven Ertelt
April 25, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates are still upset by the decision the Supreme Court handed down last week ruling that a national ban on partial-birth abortions is constitutional. They held small rallies at various locations across the country including protests in Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Utah.
"Across the nation, Planned Parenthood is standing up for the women and families who rely on us for reproductive health care," Cecile Richards, president of the nation’s largest abortion business, said about the events.
"Wednesday’s protests are in response to all attacks on women’s health," she said.
However, few pro-abortion activists showed up at the events and KCPW reported that only 15 people turned out in Salt Lake City, which has more than 1.2 million people in the city and suburbs.
Despite numerous medical and doctors groups saying the three-day long abortion procedure is never medically necessary, Richards said the ruling "takes away an important option for doctors who seek to offer the best and safest care to their patients."
In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, Planned Parenthood has launched the Planned Parenthood Pledge, a grassroots campaign to engage activists and supporters across the country and urge them to lobby their elected officials.
Planned Parenthood has also created a web site for pro-abortion people to express their views.
"This virtual wall illustrates the widespread outrage at the court’s decision, and is available online for the world to see. You can make your voice heard by uploading a picture or posting a YouTube video now and sharing your comments," the abortion business said in an email to its supporters
Planned Parenthood said it would "be taking your voices from the Wall of Protest and bringing them to Capitol Hill."
"When we demand action from our leaders in Congress, we will be able to show them that hundreds of thousands of Americans stand together for women and women’s health," it said.
But, at press time, it had only 300 people who had signed up saying they opposed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the partial-birth abortion ban.